So there I was, thinking about abortion, and the usual arguments against it were running through my mind: lack of personal responsibility, it’s the taking of human life for your own conveniance, against peoples religion, etc. etc. And then I thought: how can I tie this with the Economy? So I did a little research.
First of all, for any capitalist, the ideal way to run the government is to have a high amount of tax revenue coming in while keeping taxes as low as possible for the individual so that he or she will WANT to continue working hard. This of course means more tax revenue for the government and helps keep things rolling along nicely. Now, an average of one and a half million babies are aborted every year in the United States alone (42 million world wide). Just in tax revenue alone, that is a tremendous amount of money that could help to pay off, say, the giant national debt.
Also, and this may sound like a stretch so bear with me, I would imagine that the aborted children would have averaged out to have been a more productive part of our society. My rational is this: Think of the people that have created new money making ideas. Bill Gates came from nothing, John D. Rockefeller, Ozzie Osbourne, J.K. Rowling…the list goes on and on. Now, the most common argument for abortion (besides a woman’s right to choose) is the argument for those who are poor. They can’t AFFORD a child, they say. They already have a hard enough time as it is feeding themselves, they say. And that very well may be true. However, the names mentioned above as well as many many others show that a harder life can make you a stronger person. All of us reading this had grandparents and great grandparents that experienced the great depression. How are they when it comes to money? Do they save a lot? Are they frivolous spenders? I’ll bet that they aren’t. The children that were killed before they had a chance to take that first breathe could have been some of the greatest thinkers. They could have not only contributed to the tax pool, but could have created new industries that could have DOUBLED the tax pool. Instead, they were deemed an inconvenience and snuffed out, leaving only questions of what could have been.
On a different note, abortion also allows those that SHOULDN’T be a part of the economic game a free ride. That nineteen year old dimwitted college partier (not that I’m against a good party) that lays down with anyone and everyone at the Alpha Beta Gama fraternity call out and WHOOPS! is “with child”, has mommy and daddy’s money and can easily get an abortion and continue on through school to get that piece of paper that tells the world that shes a genius (even if she isn’t). Is that girl getting pregnant natures way of weeding out those that shouldn’t continue up that ladder? Is it natural selection? The weak minded and foolish get to continue on simply because they have the money to literally “pay” for their mistakes. Then they get to run businesses that they have no business running, and have little to no consequences on themselves when they screw up.
This may seem a little nihilistic, but think about it. You don’t have to agree with all of the points above, but it’s certainly something that turns the wheels inside the hamster cage in MY head, and hopefully your own as well.