Too many negative impacts result from the policy The One-Child policy was designed to curb the overpopulation of China, and although it has been successful in doing so, one can barely call it sensible.
Birth rates in China have declined ever since the policy was implemented, and although this will help to put off the negative impacts of overpopulation like lack of resources, overcrowding etc., the demographic and social impacts are devastating.
Chinese tradition has always favoured male children over female children, and due to this policy, families would rather have a male child than a female child— sometimes, at all costs. Female infanticide is rampant, and some families continue to abort or kill their female babies until they get a male child. This has led to the skewed male to female ratio in China, and men now face difficulties finding a wife to marry. This then leads to another problem, where girls and women are kidnapped and sold off as wives.
With each family only having one child, this also leads to the common, "1-2-4" problem. The Chinese believe that when the parents age, it is the child's duty to take care of them as a sign of gratitude for the parents who brought him up. With the One Child Policy, each child born in China now will in the future have to solely bear the burden of taking care of both their parents and their grandparents if their grandparents are still alive. Compared to a family where there are two children to share the burden, the only child will be put under a lot more stress and this could lead to detrimental results.
Which brings me to my next point— Since each family will have only one sole heir to continue the family's bloodline, the child will become the center of the family. Everything will revolve around the child. This has led to the rise of "Little Emperors" in China, and a new generation of extremely spoilt, self-centered "Precious Snowflakes" is being raised.
These are only some of the impacts which affect China, and there are still the impacts arising from the method of implementation (Increased taxes and no free education for all children if a family has more than one child, forced abortion in some cases, etc.). It is thus clear that the One Child policy is definitely NOT sensible, and luckily, China has realised it and allowed certain families with special cases to have 2 children.
Definitely. I'm not American, but from the news and by looking at the characters of the two presidential candidates, I'd have to say that Obama is definitely a better choice. Because, well. Will people seriously vote for a man who wrote off 47% of America when a president is supposed to work for 100% of a country? Are you all seriously considering voting for the man elected by the same people who elected Sarah Palin? I don't know what to say.
No actual proof Playing video games doesn't lead to bad behaviour— Bad parenting and lack of self discipline does. And the only reason why most people blame video games for child or teen violence is because there seems to be a trend, which hasn't even been scientifically proven. For example, if you ask group of people out on a picnic and every time a guy named Tim comes along, it rains. If he doesn't come along, the weather's fine. Human instinct is to look out for patterns, see if there are any breaks in the pattern and jump to conclusions in blaming whatever seems like the cause. In this case, the convenient subject of blame would be video games.