Re: Family Businesses and Licensing

2003-07-14 Thread AdmrlLocke
In a message dated 7/14/03 1:40:05 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: As a sidelight, I've noticed several father/daughter teams amoung lawyers, and the hardware retailer 88 Lumber is run by a father/daughter team (and it's not because the father doesn't have sons; he does). And speaking of famous

Re: Family Businesses and Licensing

2003-07-14 Thread AdmrlLocke
In a message dated 7/14/03 9:16:31 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: There are zero licensing requirements for farming. Eric Are there no federal permits and grandfathering in agriculture? Fred Foldvary The federal government imposes a host of rules and regulations on farming, everything from

fertility and government

2003-07-14 Thread Wei Dai
According to a recent article [1] in Harvard International Review, because of differences in fertility, the population growth rate in dictatorships is higher than that in democracies at every income level. It says an average woman has one-half of a child more under dictatorship than under

Re: fertility and government

2003-07-14 Thread fabio guillermo rojas
1. Why is fertility higher in dictatorships? Do dictators like bigger populations, and democrats like smaller populations? Does population growth influence choice of government? Or is there a third factor that affects both fertility and form of government? The question should be: what causes

Re: fertility and government

2003-07-14 Thread AdmrlLocke
In a message dated 7/14/03 6:45:42 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: 1. Why is fertility higher in dictatorships? Do dictators like bigger populations, and democrats like smaller populations? Does population growth influence choice of government? Or is there a third factor that affects both

Re: fertility and government

2003-07-14 Thread Marko Paunovic
I haven't read the article, so everything that follows is speculation. I don't believe that historical evidence supports this claim. For example, former communist countries did not have high rates of population growth. I don't know the numbers for Fascist Countries, but I don't think that the

Re: fertility and government

2003-07-14 Thread Sampo Syreeni
On 2003-07-14, Wei Dai uttered: 1. Why is fertility higher in dictatorships? Do dictators like bigger populations, and democrats like smaller populations? Maybe they're poorer in aggregate? I mean, sustenance-level poverty is one of the prime causal precedents of high fertility, and most

Re: fertility and government

2003-07-14 Thread Wei Dai
A few people seem to have skipped over the first sentence of my post. The article said that fertility rate is higher in dictatorships than in democracies at *all income levels*. Meaning if you take any income level and compare dictatorships and democracies in the same level, the dictatorships