“Dear Marvin, I’m a single parent on financial aid and read your blog every Monday at the public library (because I have no telephone or internet). I lost my job a few years ago because the government made it cheaper and easier for my old company to employ someone in southeast Asia instead. I now have a few part-time, minimum wage jobs (with no benefits or health care), but still can’t make ends meet. The most important thing in my life is my baby and I can’t afford to buy her a new carseat. I’m stuck using a 10 year old hand-me-down and I have no idea whether it’s safe or not:-( I went to the local police and fire departments, but they didn’t have any free or discounted seats and didn’t know where to send me for one. Not only that, but neither of them do child seat safety inspections any longer because of their budget cuts. What should I do? – Signed, Hopeless Hanna”.