On Fri, 4 Feb 2000, Ivan wrote:
> I don't like this objection. It sounds to me very similar to the idea that
> welfare was responsible for poor women having children. As if an economic
> incentive encourages women to have babies. As has been pointed out
> innumerable times, population problems are made worse by poverty and lack of
> education. The best form of birth control is a college degree, a good job and
> prospects for the future. Punishing people for being poor can actually
> encourage population growth.
this is true. you are probably right, and i am just making
assumptions. i doubt very many people have babies because of the tax
code. i agree education is the answer to our population problems.