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

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 12 20:18:46 UTC 2004

--- Adrian Tymes <wingcat at pacbell.net> wrote:

> --- 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...

Keep in mind, also, that today you pay for day-care on a per child
basis. Used to be you typically had an unpaid partner/employee at home
to eliminate those expenses...

Mike Lorrey
Chairman, Free Town Land Development
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It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
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