Tuesday, October 11, 2005

More Frogs?

From the BBC:

France boosts family incentives

The French government has pledged more money for families with three children, in an effort to encourage working women to have more babies.

Some in France wonder where the funds for these generous benefits will come from; the nation is already over the European limit on public spending.

But France is hoping that with the state's encouragement, it will at least ensure that unlike much of the rest of Europe, it will have the future generations it needs to pay for its current largesse.
Kind of hard to believe that last line is from the BBC!
I see two problems with this.

One, it is not the governments job to socially engineer, well, anything. Even family size.

Two, this could INCREASE THE NUMBER OF FRENCH PEOPLE IN THE WORLD!!!!
AAAHHHHHHGGGGGGGGG!!!

This is known as a lose-lose situation in the business world.
(Just kidding, Frenchies!! You know I love you!)

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