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Old 02-25-2011, 04:20 PM   #80 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
If I was King of the World, I'd do China one better. Not only a one-child-per-family policy, but you'd have to put down a deposit before you could have that one - which you'd get back when the kid's grown up and got a job.
You are assuming parents take responsibilities. One of the problems with this kind of rule is that the people who can dodge it will do so. This rule in China lead to many children being abandoned as orphans, and somethimes in orphanages being left to die because nobody wanted them. Why should the children suffer and the parents get away with it ?

Improving a society's wealth increases the health outcomes. Increasing the outcomes means that people decide when to have children - usually later - and how many - usually 1.

Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post
I'm saying school funding should be linked to how many kids one has, not to whether you own property or not and how much the assessor says it's worth.
So only parents should pay for schools ?

What would you do about adopting "parents or carers" ?
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