Three-child Policy?!

In 1979, China implemented the one-child policy, with predictable and disastrous consequences. Fertility is way below replacement at less than 1.6 and their population pyramid is messed up.

Central planning creates a problem? Central planning produces a solution, comrade! In May of this year, the Politburo announced that up to three children were now permitted. Of course, they didn’t just jump to three from one; they spent some time at two:

China scrapped its decades-old one-child policy in 2016, replacing it with a two-child limit which has failed to lead to a sustained upsurge in births.

Those wild and wacky ChiComs: what will they think of next?

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  1. What will they think of next? hmmmm

    Paid maternity leave for birthing people?

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  2. The good news is it will take a generation for the benefits of this to kick in. If it does.

    When you are among the third generation of only children you are more likely to choose not to have children at all because – let’s face it – raising kids is a consuming task. When you have been the little prince (or princess) all your life you may not want that burden.

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  3. Plus you have to have a positive view of the future. These spoiled brats have no view but of themselves.

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