Do you believe society would benefit from having minimum requirements and/or limits on who can have children?
Unfortunately I don't know how you could implement something like this. There are just some people that shouldn't have children. Breaks my heart that some kids don't have a chance.
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Well, one could theorize on some of the probable obtainable results from limitations. However, I think that procreation is a God given right. If I remember correctly, in recent history Only China passed a law 20 years ago limiting births for families
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Yes. China had a one child limit. i believe there were exceptions for nobility.
Basically, there were exceptions for anyone who could afford to pay the fine. There were also exceptions for rural citizens--ostensibly because you need a bigger family to run a farm/rice paddy.
It's interesting to think of an entire generation of people knowing no siblings
It would be a much different country without that restriction. Do you think they would have adapted and remained in the same overall position? Better? Worse?
I tend to believe worse.
There's been some research into it actually. It's been a perfect mass experiment for sociologists. In some ways it's been positive and in others negative. The most notable downside has been the skew in the m:f ratio.
In an ideal world, yes. However, the only way it would be feasible is via self selection. Unfortunately though, pretty much everyone who decides to have children thinks they're a great parent--a fact we all know to be simply untrue.
So it's just not workable.
Yup... Well said, as usual.