The real reason prosperous humans have fewer kids

The more kids, the harder it is to keep the house clean.  When you live in areas with Western levels of prosperity, there’s a lot of crap for kids to make a mess with!  So to have more than a couple of kids, either you have to be a super organizer or you have a very high tolerance for mess.  Or I suppose you could be super mean and restrictive to your kids.  Most people simply have 1 or 2 kids.

I think that those countries trying to boost fertility rates could help a lot by making it easier to pay for household help for families with more than one or two kids.  But then that’s another entitlement, blah, blah, blah.  But I bet I’m on to something here!

Because, trust me, more stuff + more kids = more mess!

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