Thursday, March 13, 2008

Demographic Bull

I really don't thing these guys have a clue:
Because, replies the author of Decline
and Fall: Europe’s Slow-Motion Suicide
, “children are expensive. They
require you to sacrifice your time and your interests and your own
comfort. If your highest good is pleasure, if your highest good is a
sophisticated life, then children get in the way. Why would you spend so
much money and so much energy on children if your highest good is simply
material well-being? That's sort of the spiritual dimension of the
problem."“The spiritual dimension of the problem.” There are so few
children in Europe, in other words, because there are so few believers.
I would say it has more to do with education than religion. People have less children as women gain more education and control over reproduction. Being a baby factory went hand in hand with men controling women's fate. Education plus freedom changed that equation. I suppose those guys would like to change it back. Not me.

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