This page is in flux, taking it down until it settles some.
Some contradictory points it has to deal with:
- Money should be karma: it is the accumulated useful work that
you have done that society hasn't repaid.
- If money is karma, and more money = more children, evolution
will make us better at doing useful work.
- Already, the rich are usually deserving, though many poor work
hard and should have more money. True non-workers usually are
poor though. I'm not sure the rich should have more children,
but I'm sure we shouldn't give incentives to the poor to have
more children than everyone else.
- Global overpopulation wants to limit how many children
everyone has, otherwise evolution is driven by surviving misery.
- Earned money should not be taxed.
- Unearned money should be heavily taxed: capital gains,
inheritance, excessive salaries.
- The majority of US taxes collected come from income tax and
social security tax.
- The majority of US spending is on social security and
healthcare, so it is unavoidable that earned income is taxed.
- Birth control and abortion should be legal.
- Birth control and abortion should either be impossible for
anyone, or free to everyone. If it is only hard to get for poor
people, that means society is causing poor people to have more
children than everyone else.
- Similarly, going to school longer is correlated to fewer
children, so it should be free (to the student), otherwise
society is causing poor people to have more children than
- As previously noted, US taxes are already so high that we have
to tax earned income, so how would we pay for free schooling?
- Avoiding passing on genetic diseases does not require having
no children, but it does require genetic testing and having some
abortions. If abortions were illegal, stopping genetic disease
does require having no children.
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