Warning--Think Twice About Starting a Family but Reject Eugenics

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Starting a Family Has Major Economic Perils: Here's Why

Starting a family in a declining or mature economy is problematic. People need to think twice about doing so or at least make major strides in limiting the size of the family. There is a larger economic reason besides the health of your own personal finances. Never has it been more difficult to raise a family. The cost of living is high and credit is highly priced. We can cause the cost of living to abate and credit costs to abate by making a concerted effort to limit the growth of population in a mature society.

One way to have one or two children and still afford it is to live in a multi generational household. There are benefits to having some children, as one gets older. But it all makes more sense in a multi generational setting. Otherwise, having children becomes a financial nightmare for many. The cost of living continues to outstrip the advance in wages. This is a feature of globalization and we need to prepare for this continued pressure.

If you have children in our difficult times, consider that multi generational living may be necessary once these children grow up! Yes, many children go out on their own, often to a life of debt. But if you have a child, and even their spouse, who has income and wants to live with mom and dad, be prepared to help your child!

Look at Europe, where there is less inflation because you have people limiting their families. And in Japan, a declining population actually strengthens the currency. Economic growth is actually slower in the mature societies like the US, Japan and Europe, which means more people continually get a smaller piece of the economic pie unless you realize how that can impact you personally and take action!

So, on a personal level, you stand to save hundreds of thousands of dollars on every child that you don't have! Think about it. And think twice! Do you want a life where you just barely get by or do you want a life where you actually save money and maybe even break into the financial elite. If you have a family, you have a much greater chance of having liquidity problems. In other words, you can more easily run out of money. You can more easily become homeless. You can be placed in the class of poor, even if you are slightly better off than poor people before the kids started coming along.

And importantly, as the dollar declines, you play into the hands of predatory banks and central bank engineers who want inflation so that debts the government owes can be erased more quickly. This policy of attacking the dollar attacks families more than anyone else. Food and gasoline go up in this environment. People with kids are the ultimate target of this diabolical plan.

It is important that women be taught that they will be considered more equal in society if they do not have the financial weight of too many children in their lives. This does not mean that people cannot get married and have children, but in a mature economy, debt makes the borrower into a slave. I don't think men or women want this slavery. It is easy to establish and hard to escape.

And if you limit family size the children that do come along will have a financial advantage, especially if families are doing this on a national level. With credit costs going up, as the financial crisis has impacted lending, we don't want this debt. We don't want this slavery.

Young people considering families, I urge you all to look at the videos and links below and study and try to grasp what is going on in the world around you and in the scams that the rich have established through what are called easy money loans. No money down loans, and payday loans and other loans that are doomed to fail are traps to bring you into slavery!

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I Hate the Teachings of Thomas Malthus

Thomas Malthus had a desire for a utopian society. He said that the unproductive should be killed. This dreadful guy was a rat, and this plea that I make for voluntary limits on population is in no way connected to any beliefs that this arrogant man had. While his analysis of the poor may or may not make sense, his solutions were dreadful and evil.

Having said that, lets look into some of the analysis of Malthus.

First, he was wrong about the impending threat of famine. Obviously, strides have been made in agriculture that Malthus could not forsee.Food production is one important factor that is allowing people the world over to eat better than ever before in history.

Second, he was wrong about the need for breeding and the dreadful doctrine of Eugenics. The Nazi's and their experiments to establish a master race pretty much sickens society toward trying to make genetic changes to society. We know that there are very bright people in all strata of society. We must avoid any attempts to engineer intelligence! That is beyond the pay grade of any human being to even mess with this concept.

Third, he is wrong to promote the idea of population elimination. While Malthus taught the odious doctrine that the unproductive poor should be made celibate, some Eugenics folks taught that population had to be eliminated. It appears that Keynes may taught it and so did Jacques Cousteau.

While I don't expect many to take advantage of a voluntary limiting of society, if only some people do so, they will likely have a stronger financial position and maybe even stronger relationships sans the pitfalls of distress and argument over money.

So my position is simple:

1. Abhor and oppose Eugenics and mandatory laws regarding family size, and

2. protest the abuse by the financial elite upon mainstreet and the poor by advocating voluntary limitations of families. Just remember the damage that payday loans and no money down loans can do before you decide to have lots of kids!

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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Yes. The Chinese Government embraced this idea. Aiming for negative population growth they limited the amount of children each married couple would be permitted to have. There being a desire to have a boy child, frequently, the baby girls were "dumped" or if the couple had more than the one child it would be forcibly removed and placed in "orphanages"/"asylums", where they are not cared for any more than with the basics, and not even educated, so that they become an "underclass". This situation currently persists. Think carefully about this problem. Regardless, an interesting and thought provoking hub. Thank you.


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bgamall 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Oh yes, I am quite aware of China and the dreadful dumping of the female children. I totally oppose any sort of government intervention in this matter other than education.


Dove 5 years ago

Please, relay this to the Duggards. Honestly...19 kids and counting? Who on earth thinks this is necessary or acceptable?

Way too many people having way to many kids out there.


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

I am aware of the way you feel, but just thougt I would like to remind anyone who hadn't thought the situation through thoroughly.


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bgamall 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Twilight, I hope you read the second section on Malthus. I make my views against coercion crystal clear.


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justom 5 years ago from 41042

I think it's sometimes easy when we're older to recommend against starting a family but I would disagree. Limiting might be something to consider but even that might be an infringement on some folks happiness. When I was younger I put off having a family for a while but realized that thinking like that would lead me to never having children so I learned how to suck it up and live cheaper and be happier. I only have one son but it was the best thing I've done with my life so I could never feel comfortable telling anyone not to have kids no matter what the times look like. Just my 2 cents. Peace!! Tom


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bgamall 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Tom, it is indeed a complex issue. However, if we had difficult times raising children when the dollar was stronger and the economy was real, what is the future filled with declining manufacturing and increasing call centers and jobs with no reasonable hours? It becomes more and more difficult.

And Tom, having one son as you did is not exactly contributing to financial ruin for many people! More than one may be a different story. And yet, for many, even one child is problematic.


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justom 5 years ago from 41042

The dollar might have been stronger but my dollar was never based on their dollar because I never had many. Times are always difficult they always have been and will be forever so you can't base raising a family on what the economy looks like. I'll never legislate to folks what they should do. If having a child is problematic don't have one. It's all about choice and not about what the rest of us think. Tom


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bgamall 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Well, Tom, you saw the section about my hatred of the teachings of Malthus right? This is not about legislation which I would be totally opposed to. This hub is to inform people, but it is their decision and should be.


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justom 5 years ago from 41042

Sorry, I meant the legislation as personal not governmental. I knew you weren't for that. Information is always good! Tom


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bgamall 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Thanks Tom! I get ya!


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Tranquilheart 5 years ago from Canada

I've been thinking the same thing. Isn't life crazy?! As we are advancing technologically it's becoming more difficult to raise a family. Yet we expected technology to make life easier for us. I myself don't have kids. And I am concerned about the children of tomorrow.


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bgamall 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

One thing people don't understand, Tranquilheart, is that with technology comes consultants who are squeezing as much as they can out of employees. This is very, very family unfriendly.


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Tranquilheart 5 years ago from Canada

We know all too well, my husband is one of those techies who is being squeezed dry. Crazy! I'm glad we chose not to have kids, the kids would definitely suffer.


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bgamall 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

I have children who don't have children and one who does, and I know for a fact that we are living in very unusual times. Household formation has slowed way down, and people are becoming much more cautious in the wake of a blatant attack upon mainstreet by the financial industry.


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

Very good information and thoughts running through. Whenever a government has a 'bright idea' it is mostly rubbish. China will end up with nothing but a majority of boys then what are they going to do?


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bgamall 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

I think they loosened their rules. It became such a hideous scandal when the girls were disappearing.


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Dolores Monet 5 years ago from East Coast, United States

I remember a few short years ago when certain people were talking about the Birth Dirth, referring to the low birth rate of the 1970's due to the poor economy. These folks thought that since there would be less people to take on jobs, there would be a problem with money going into Social Security. On the other hand, the Birth Dirth was supposed to make it easy for anyone with skills to find a job, due to the smaller labor force, and demand for qualified workers. Well that didn't happen and isn't it all convenient?


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bgamall 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Well, the housing bubble definitely took away from mainstreet USA as far as jobs are concerned. The jobs in manufacturing and in housing related businesses have been paired back. That is another reason that people should want to look at the personal balance sheets. It looks like the economy is thriving, with a good Christmas rush, but it is all based upon some sort of stimulus. There are pitfalls to the economy out there world wide. I hope they don't take shape but people should plan.


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Jed Fisher 5 years ago from Oklahoma

The Banksters have already tipped their hand on this issue. When they want the US population to grow, they just open the immigration floodgates. Might as well be my decendants populating America instead.


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bgamall 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

There is truth to what you say Jed, but with housing in the tank, it is more difficult for them.


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gmwilliams 3 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

Excellent article. Most intelligent thinking young couples are doing exactly that. They are thinking long and hard before they have children. Those who cannot socioeconomically afford to have children, simply do not, pure and simple! Excellent article again, voted up!


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bgamall 3 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Thank you, GM! As I say, I oppose even the thought of forcing smaller families on anyone, but I support the families who say they cannot beat the bankers and predatory finance by pushing there way into debt through large family building.

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