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Old 01-02-2016, 08:48 PM
 
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There is often a big push for people to start a family. Governments incentivize it. Society pressures it. Religions are all over it. Economists say it's important for the economic future.

But what is the relationship between the family and capitalism? It seems that the agenda is to keep people busy, occupied by obligations, and striving for more money and working longer hours
Government has a marriage penalty and they finance the poor breeding like rabbits while making it pretty impossible for the middle class to afford any kids.
Government growth is socialism and they deincentize earning and make it harder to have jobs or conduct business as it is now.
If you let people who earn keep more of what they earn and shrink government and employees way down we would be a Great Nation again.
Every parent wants their kids to do better and to provide for them. Government adds burden to all tax paying families by causing them to lose their earnings to support overpaid number of government workers and people on endless socialism entitlements.

Decrease the losers and make them work for a living to reduce the burden on regular working families; get government out of the families pockets and Capitalism can work and lots of pressure will come off of the backs of working families.
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Old 01-03-2016, 12:05 AM
 
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There is often a big push for people to start a family. Governments incentivize it. Society pressures it. Religions are all over it. Economists say it's important for the economic future.

But what is the relationship between the family and capitalism? It seems that the agenda is to keep people busy, occupied by obligations, and striving for more money and working longer hours.

When you are young and single, you want an expensive urban apartment or maybe purchase a nice condo, eat out, scuba dive, travel the world. you are picky about the music and culture of a city. But when you start a family, your priorities are different. you want lower property tax, better schools, convenient parking, etc.

Now many young people do not start a family, prefer to delay it, or not have it at all. when this reaches a tipping point, we will have a critical mass of people, middle aged and young, who have time in their hands, expectations, energy, and little responsibility. they have the purchasing power, and the dare to participate and change politics.

would there be a shift from capitalism to more civic engagement due to the decline of marriages? would there be a divide between those who support a family and those who do not? urban planning has sure changed in response to boomers and young singles both of whom have time on their hands.

is the family a way to make people occupied and threaten them if they dare challenge authorities of the power structure? after all, it's often young students who protest. workers are working long hours. authorities love the latter.
family is a social construct and is subject to social evolution.
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Old 01-03-2016, 05:50 PM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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Oh brother. We have a "live one."
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Old 01-03-2016, 05:54 PM
 
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As a human being with functional reproductive organs, I find repoduction disgusting. I am in the minority though. Most people aren't as grossed out by it as I am. just wish that as a single tax payer I didn't (don't) had / have to pay for this crap. Oh well I find parents and their children revolting to even look at.
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