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