[LMB] GJ&RQ - The Discussion Begins!

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Sat Jul 9 01:23:36 BST 2016


> On Jul 8, 2016, at 6:06 PM, Jelbelser <jelbelser at comcast.net> wrote:
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> If you aren't living by subsistence agriculture, children are expensive. If you are affluent you want your children to be at least as affluent and advantaged as you are. That means expensive education, training, and set-up. Only the wealthiest can afford to provide that for many children. 
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> Increasing affluence also correlates with increasing childhood survival. If I expect half of my babies to die, I'll have twice as many as otherwise.

Kennedys can afford lots of children.   The poor can also afford lots of children - each child does not cost its siblings opportunity.   It’s the middle class that have to cut back to optimize their children’s futures.


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