10/19/2006

my article in the new paper

haha, it has seen the light...today oct 19.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

is your article on your blog?

redbean said...

no, as the original version is slightly different from the published version.

in brief, after using a very conservative estimate, i used the figure of $150k as the minimum required to raise a child to a grad. this means that parents who can set aside this sum of money should not think of having children as they cannot afford it and will bring a life of misery to themselves and their children.

the cost of living demands that kind of money to give a child a normal life. and parents whose nett take home pay is less than $1600 simply cannot afford a child. they could bearly upkeep themselves.

expecting these poor parents to have more children is simply irresponsible. they will be perpetuating a life of endless poverty under normal circumstances.