[extropy-chat] [SALT] The DEpopulation Problem, this Friday (for forwarding)

Adrian Tymes wingcat at pacbell.net
Thu Aug 12 20:03:11 UTC 2004

--- Brian Lee <brian_a_lee at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >From: Adrian Tymes <wingcat at pacbell.net>
> >Many who have the resources
> to
> >raise one child well could not raise five to what
> most
> >people consider acceptable quality.  (Not
> >simultaneously, anyway.)
> It's true that 2 children are more expensive to
> raise than 1, but the cost 
> of two children is not twice that of one.

True.  But it doesn't have to be twice, it only has to
be more.  One only has a certain amount of resources
to spend, and if one child already accounts for a
significant fraction of that...

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