:: Life Of Dave ::

Kids are expensive

I've been letting this whole 'why aren't people having kids' thing percolate for a while. It seems like the nationwide excitement got ramped back up after the Time magazine cover story. Thinking as an economist, the question seems ridiculous - people can't afford to have children. Economic uncertainty. Hollowed out middle class. Etc. But there's a lot more - falling birth rates in developed countries is a thing, and the causes are surely more complex. So it's sitting up in my brain, waiting for a moment to come out. But, as may be clear, if I let things percolate nothing ever gets posted here. So this is where I am, at least on this topic.