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Tim Blair

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Friday, October 01, 2004
 
TWO EQUALLY LOOPY IDEAS on demographic suicide and how to prevent it.
"When your very civilisation is under threat, small firms complaining about the cost of maternity and paternity leave so their staff can have children are given short shrift. It is blatantly obvious that business is part of the national community and has to contribute to the common good or else it goes down the pan with the rest of society. "
And...
"When your very civilisation is under threat, women complaining about the loss of freedoms concomitant with having children are given short shrift. It is blatantly obvious that women are part of the national community and have to contribute to the common good or else they go down the pan with the rest of society."
Which one did you fail to laugh at?

Tim Worstall finds the first idea even sillier, since it's been proven not to work.