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stephen dalton

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Having children should be like applying for a credit card...

If it were possible to add contraceptives to the water supply, we could prevent births across the globe. If we wanted to have children, we could apply for them, and be means tested for our suitability – our ability to support them. If successful, an anti contraceptive could be made available.

This would surely prevent unwanted births, financial burden and over population. Noone is saying that you can't have children, just that you be able to support them if you do, rather than burdening the state and therefore the tax payer.

I know it's dark territory, but I think we need to explore every avenue for answers to some of these problems before it's too late. Some will inevitably be wrong...

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    Aug 23 2011: i think we should spend more time talking to people explaining to them how much the world doesnt need there children.
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        Aug 23 2011: exactly, i think people who just want children are typically pretty selfish.
        • Aug 24 2011: They aren't that selfish, it is thanks to nowadays childrens that nowadays workers will have pension when they reach retirement. If a tenth of the population of a land stopped having childrens now, it would lead in an economical drama roughly half a century later.
      • Aug 23 2011: thanks for that link, it's an interesting movement. I wasn't aware of it. And apologies if I got the wrong end of the stick.
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        Aug 24 2011: Erwan Eriau we are already in an econmoic drama, just save the money you make . having mutliple children had a purpose 100 years ago. not so much now.
      • Aug 25 2011: http://www.vhemt.org/ haha, this is fun !

        thank you for the link

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