Just one offspring per person

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Re: Just one offspring per person

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crakpot wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:34 pm
I would like to think everyone if they wished had just one child/offspring

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Re: Just one offspring per person

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Why is this in the wildlife section???

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If people who work could get paid properly they would have enough left over each month to fund their own retirement. But since the people running the industries are constantly looking to reduce overheads and costs (wages) and giving the savings to already rich shareholders who do F all we end up with an ever widening gap when we get to retirement age. Too many paperpushers, agents and intermediaries taking a piece of the pie without really contributing anything lasting or worthwhile.
Keeping to just one brat per couple might be a step in the right direction but there needs to be a lot of other changes as well. Major changes.
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Captain Morgan wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:04 am
Why is this in the wildlife section???
Because sometimes children are like wildlife? I now that often they're savage little beasts.
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China had a one child policy for 35 years from 1980. They relaxed it in 2015 as too many unintended consequences..... Any country contemplating the same now would be putting their economy at a competitive disadvantage.

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When I first moved to Germany in the 1980s there were a lot of posters stating that 1 + 1 = 3. They were about a campaign to encourage young couples to start families as too many were realising that a Double Income No Kids lifestyle was good but the state had seen the knock on consequences resulting in an ageing population and a smaller tax income.
In nature most living organisms maintain a very constant population. The weeds in my lawn don't seem to understand this.

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In the scenario you describe they were called Dinkies. I was a Ninky.
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Aardvark wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:18 pm
In the scenario you describe they were called Dinkies. I was a Ninky.
That’s why I used the capital letters. :)

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Re: Just one offspring per person

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Aardvark wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:24 am
If people who work could get paid properly they would have enough left over each month to fund their own retirement. But since the people running the industries are constantly looking to reduce overheads and costs (wages) and giving the savings to already rich shareholders who do F all we end up with an ever widening gap when we get to retirement age. Too many paperpushers, agents and intermediaries taking a piece of the pie without really contributing anything lasting or worthwhile.
Keeping to just one brat per couple might be a step in the right direction but there needs to be a lot of other changes as well. Major changes.
Aardvark, you comment about shareholders and dividends is wide pf the mark. Most shares are held by pension funds which need the dividends to accumulate pension pots and to continue to pay out the pensions upon which many of the folk on this forum depend.

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