[LMB] Fertility, biological wealth, was: Penric question

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Sun Apr 9 13:39:25 BST 2017


> On Apr 9, 2017, at 4:45 AM, M. Haller Yamada <thefabmadamem at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
> Micki: Yes, it gave me a lot of food for thought, too! The fertility bit really struck me. One of her characters says, "All true wealth is biological" and I wondered how it fits in with the fertility statement. I think it's true that our kids can be a source of wealth, but they can also be a source of poverty (-:. Very undependable and unreliable as investments. We invest because it's the right thing to do, and to a certain extent it's ingrained, I think. But I think only a foolish or power-mad parent in this day and age would expect to see a return on the investment. The hope is that the investment gets passed on, I think. 
> At any rate, money is a very nice form of power, if one doesn't go overboard. Makes all the other forms of wealth more enjoyable.

I like the different attitudes Ethan and Elli Quinn spoke of about having babies.

(Funny, I had to look it up, but the name of Dr. Urquhart is unfamiliar to me)


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