there is an odd irony to the process of low income high breeding rates. when you ask a middle class family how much each child costs, that cost which can be easily found documented, is many times more than any low income working class family can afford. i wonder if anyone has bothered to look at the comparrisons to formulate an actual cost to a level that now affords a compulsory degree for the child. with all the social security required for the average family it appears that breeding has been priced out of the market for wage earners. oddly enough this is also quantified by growing coments of concern about a declining population of would-be employees. though i think the alarmist tones about a declining population of workers is more soo an issue of greed leveraging a unsustainable level of low wages. the tranistion to a modern technalogical normal suburban culture is very expensive. big corporates making massive amounts of profit may not be doing themselves any big favours unles they can find some way to put part of that profit back into the market to sustain their own models of profit margin. unles a mass decline(die off) in people is predicted and only those at the lowest and most expensive end of the scale.