I shall summarize these lengthy economic studies quickly and succinctly so you needn't bother with reading them in their entirety.
When both parents work, there is nobody there to take care of the children.
Ergo, the feeding, raising, rearing and general "bringing up" of the child is foisted upon the government.
This necessitates a higher government spending as a percent of GDP which correlates with more labor force participation by women.
Because more and more women are working, this increases GDP per capita (which is a good thing)
Think about the two statements above.
Think about it....
THIIIIIINK ABOUT IT!!!!
What do your economic spidey senses tell you!????!!!
And you will probably realize that in essence (and with an admittedly VERY broad stroke of a brush I am painting here) women have essentially given up being stay at home moms so they may work up the tax dollars to pay government paid strangers to bring up their own children.
READ THAT AGAIN
women have essentially given up being stay at home moms so they may work up the tax dollars to pay government paid strangers to bring up their own children.
Matter of fact, if you think about the plurality of jobs women pursue, it is simply to take care of other women's children (teachers, social workers, day care, nannies, etc.). But hey, at least they're not bothered bringing up their own icky yuck gross children. I mean, at least they don't have to spend time with them. I mean who wants to do THAT? They are too busy working up the money to pay taxes to pay some government worker to take care of their children. Thank god for outsourcing! I mean, otherwise you might have sit down dinners and conversation and a healthy nuclear family void of divorce.
JUST IMAGINE (and I know this is going to be a revolutionary thought)
if ONE PARENT STAYED AT HOME TO BRING UP THEIR OWN CHILDREN
ANOTHER PARENT WORKED TO SUPPORT THE FAMILY!
Then you wouldn't need to have two parents working because the government wouldn't need the taxes to bring up other people's children, because (drum roll please)....
YOU'D BE BLEEPING TAKING CARE OF YOUR OWN BLEEPING CHILDREN!!!!
I know! CRAZY STUFF! huh!? I mean, society should try that sometime! Oh, it would be experimental and we don't know what the results would be. But, pha, I don't have my "doctoroate in sociology" or "family psychology" so what do I know? I'm just an economist.
In the meantime I will continue to enjoy watching parents forced to slave away to pay other parents to take care of their children through forever increasing taxation so they can afford the outsourcing fee to pay governmental strangers to bring up those yucky icky gross children of theirs.
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