MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Why Some Women Think It’s Economically Responsible to Kill Our Kids

September 20th, 2012 Viewed 1866 times

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Ever the liberal website, Jezebel makes the argument that birth control and abortion are economic issues.  Their reasoning goes something like this:

Here’s a really important, apparently little-known fact that might blow some minds, if only it would sink in: pregnancy and childbirth cost money. A lot of it. And many, many organizations have been trying to point this out for a very long time. People’s grandmothers have already gotten headaches from banging their heads against this wall. So why the notion that women’s health is separate from “the economy” still a notion that’s given any credence whatsoever?

The author then launches into this cost estimate for raising a child, and since there are costs both for the parents and for the country, the reasoning goes, it’s an economic issue that can be solved by either preventing pregnancy from happening or removing the pregnancy if it happens.

What’s telling is the following paragraph:

Mortgaging Tomorrow for What?

June 23rd, 2010 Viewed 1601 times

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Why is it that the people that we elect to office just don’t get it?

It seems like a brilliant plan: Let’s reward people who buy homes1 with money back if they buy in a specific time period—that’ll lower the cost of buying a house now, so more people will buy houses, and that’ll boost the economy.

Except it’s foolish on two levels.

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The Dollar’s Diminishing Value

October 23rd, 2009 Viewed 2178 times, 1 so far today

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It’s been in the news a bit recently.  Whether it’s comments about whether the dollar will cease to be the reserve currency for the world, whether OPEC will cease to place worth of oil in dollars, and whether China will take over the world.  The ever inflating dollar is quite the topic.

Dean Baker from the Guardian suggests that, contrary to popular belief, we should embrace the dollar’s downfall.

So It’s Ok if We’re Slaves to China?

September 25th, 2009 Viewed 1684 times

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One of the common refrains that have been sung over and over recently is how that “going green” will help us to declare freedom from foreign oil—because we’ll need less of it.  In essence, what our government is trying to tell us is that we are slaves to foreign oil, having to pay them lavish amounts of money and we are at their bidding to a degree.

The problem that I have is that this same government is selling us into slavery of other foreign countries—most notably, China—and yet they don’t seem to be singing about how bad that slavery is.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.