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Here’s why China’s one-child policy was a good thing

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Sure, it was enforced in a manner that wasn't great, but overall it was terrific. And, enforcing something like this is never going to be easy.

    Sarah Conly in the Boston Globe:

    China has just announced that it is giving up its infamous one-child policy. While the Chinese government has been creating more exceptions to the one-child rule in recent years, this is the first time officials have announced that all couples may have two children if they so choose. The change is being applauded around the world, but it raises the question: Is this really a good thing?

    Of course, China has enforced its one-child policy in unacceptable ways. Forced abortions and forced sterilizations are simply assault and clearly violate human rights. Still, the idea that people should limit the number of children they have to just one is not, I would argue, a bad one, for the Chinese or for the rest of us.

    Here’s why China’s one-child policy was a good thing - The Boston Globe
  2. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    We just need some common-sense child-bearing regulations. I don't know why we can't require registration, a waiting period, and a ban on some types of children.
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  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Abortions don't kill fetuses. People kill fetuses.
  4. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    It was good at the beginning but just went too far?
  5. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    When did Slate buy the Globe?
    Dick Whitman and doctorquant like this.
  6. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Here's why having editors with experience and security to call people out before publishing a horseshit column was a good thing.
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  7. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    So the no abortion coffee pot here has decided that abortions in China were a great thing?

    Oh and this explains much of this: Sarah Conly is an associate professor of philosophy at Bowdoin College.
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  8. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Better watch it. He'll LOL you. :cool:
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I probably should.

    Does he really think that I thought China's barbaric one child policy was a good thing?
  10. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Sounds like it. Go get him, Sparky.
  11. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    You wrote this:

    Are you trying to now say that it was a paraphrase of the column because that isn't a line lifted from it.

    And of course you are.

    In other news, why does the plumbed coffee pot system at the office not always brew up a full pot? You dump the bag o'coffee in and hit start but about once in every 20 pots or so, you get a half pot of coffee.

    A real puzzle.
  12. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    So you believe that women should be able to choose to have kids or not?
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