Re: how many bastards are there, anyway?

Matt Beckwith (
1 Sep 1996 00:19:00 GMT (Paul J. Stamler) wrote:
>It's not necessarily so that poor children in American have "nearly
>the same" chance of surviving as rich. Remember the statistic a few >years
>ago that a male child in Harlem has less chance of surviving until the
>age of 25 than a male child in Bangla Desh?

Yes, you're right, I was exaggerating. Though the male child in Harlem
is dying from gunfire, not absence of a father. (I guess there could be
a connection, though.) At any rate, he's not dying of starvation (except
in rare instances).

I tend to exaggerate to make points. A more erudite fellow than I posted
earlier today the point I was attempting to make, which is that the
state takes over the fathering role nowadays (in the U.S.). By golly,
that sure does sound like the U.S.S.R.!


Matt Beckwith