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Over the past few years, Japan has faced an economic crisis tied with a seriously declining birth rate and an increased aging population.

Economic analyst Morinaga Takuro suggested a novel and rather unique solution to addressing the country

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Why not just tax women who don't have children?

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^ Maybe they would adopt.

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Thank god I don't live in country that has a law like that in effect, I'd be broke, they'd take every penny I earn
(Actually, this is no different than what my wife is currently doing.)

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How on earth do you implement this? What criteria do you use?
One person's beauty is another person's ugly. It's entirely subjective.

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This is a suggestion --- not a Law yet.

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[quote name='Growled' timestamp='1361933358' post='595546368']
Why not just tax women who don't have children?
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Because they have already enough problems like that. Japan does not have very good family oriented policies.
Working women in Japanese society are shunned when they have more than one child. the high cost of living and education does not help either.

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Makes more sense to raise everyone's taxes, then provide tax write-off for having a child(ren) and for being married.
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Hundreds of hot guys could soon become hobos, only able to make money by selling their bodies. LOL.

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[quote name='Mark' timestamp='1362004579' post='595548126']
Hundreds of hot guys could soon become hobos, only able to make money by selling their bodies. LOL.
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We have that now in the USA.

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[quote name='Mark' timestamp='1362004579' post='595548126']
Hundreds of hot guys could soon become hobos, only able to make money by selling their bodies. LOL.
[/quote]

Sounds like a fun life to me. :p

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