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submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

I can only imagine it helps, if it has sleeping wagons - designated for boosting birth rate - connected to it.

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[-] Badeendje 10 points 1 month ago

Anything but making sure you have a healthy work life balance, enough free time and money.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 1 month ago

ah yes the biggest concern i have when family planning is on public transit

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

- 1 hour travel time = + 1 hour sex = more babies. The math doesn't lie! ^/s^

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 month ago

What the hell are you gonna do with the other 57 minutes?

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

Sob silently in the bathroom?

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago

I think they are suffering from a mistranslation of the English phrase: “running a train while on speed”.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 month ago

i think the logics off but i cant say im not a jealous american

[-] Etterra 3 points 1 month ago

How often do I have to explain it. To encourage breeding you need extensive financial incentives. for everything from medical bills to cost of living to education. Do government idiots even know how much kids cost in developed nations?

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

5 years of maternity leave too. Figure out how to pay for it because you can't afford not to and reproductive labor isn't something you can just ignore

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

Sorry. The best we can offer as your government is no pre-natal care, no paternity leave, stagnate wages, and lack of accessibility of childcare. We need to make sure that our corporate supporters continue to fatten their bottom line, executive bonuses get larger, and shareholders get even more value.

[-] foyrkopp 3 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

I actually don't think their logic is that implausible.

Obviously, it's not about giving people more time for baby making.

But (just as an arbitrary example) if you're spending two hours per day driving to and from work, slashing that down to a single hour can massively reduce a family's overall stress level.

And "Less stressed people have more room in their lives for bigger families" is an equation that doesn't sound that dumb.

Obviously, there might be better ways to go about this. Or there actually might not.

There's definitely more impactful ways to improve people's work-life balance, but most of those aren't as easily implemented.

In an ideal world, they might have done extensive studies into why people don't have more babies, and then selected an efficient parameter to tune.

(As a rule, investing into public transportation will usually pay socio-economic dividends either way, as long as it's done at least halfway decently.)

In a less ideal world, massive lobbying by the very people profiting off this investment first might have been involved.

Overall, this whole affair has decent odds of becoming some sort of net benefit overall.

[-] Holyginz 1 points 1 month ago

It has the potential to create a net benefit, but very much doubt it will work the way they think.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

South Korean Employers:

"It's free real estate."

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

lmao how is this related...??

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