Women find they must work to earn enough money to provide for their family.
Once they get married, the majority of women continue working since the financial pressures of setting up a house and establishing a reasonable standard of living often require two incomes.
Those professional childcare facilities come at a cost and often require two salaries coming into a family to be afforded.
Indeed it could be argued that by giving mothers the opportunity to work and earn extra money children can be better provided for than previously. There is more money for luxuries and holidays and a more secure family life is possible.
The arts can be an important attraction for tourists, bringing considerable revenue into the country.
Government subsidy of the arts is unnecessary as if art is good enough, then people will pay for it. If art is not good enough to be popular, then government should not reward it for its failure.
Art is not a commodity.
It is cheaper to kill them than to imprison for life.
Prisons in many countries are over-crowded and under-funded, and this problem is made worse by life sentences or delayed death sentences for murderers.
Globalisation has increased world prosperity.
Many rural communities would be devastated by a ban on hunting.
If everyone spoke the same language it would be much easier for people to move and work in different countries or to conduct trade with each other.
Parents often find some uniform items, e.g. jackets, very expensive compared to the rest of their child’s wardrobe, and complain they can never be worn outside the school environment.
They identify population control as a means to raising living standards.
If education does not succeed within a time scale, it may be necessary to consider other measures, such as tax incentives or child-benefit payments for small families only.
However, in many countries children work because their families need the additional income, no matter how small.
It is an unfortunate fact that many employers prefer to use the services of children simply to save money by paying them less than adults and it is this type of exploitation that should be discouraged.
There is also an economic argument for doing so. Statistics demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of treating a condition in the early stages, rather than delaying until more expensive and prolonged treatment is necessary.
Tourism is the largest industry in the world. It surpasses trade in oil, steel, and armaments in total dollar value and in employment created.
Often large sums of money are needed to attract tourists, so significant capital investment may be wasted.
Space exploration is a waste of resources.
Our dreams of exploring space are a luxury we cannot afford.
A further point is that governments throughout the world make huge profits from levying taxes on cigarettes. This provides funds which are used for building schools, hospitals and other public amenities.
A further issue is that smoking costs governments millions of pounds because of the large number of people who need treatment in hospitals for smoking related problems.
This also helps to create jobs in the childcare sector, generating employment for more people.
The nuclear industry is a major employer.
The economic and employment situation in many countries means that jobs are getting more, not less, stressful, requiring long hours and perhaps long journeys to work as well. Therefore it may remain for many a desirable ideal rather than an achievable reality.
Tourism increases employment opportunities. Additional jobs, ranging from low-wage, entry level to high-paying professional positions in management and technical fields, generate income and raise standards of living. As tourism increases in importance, tourism-related employment needs will also increase.
Many hotels are part of large international chains, choosing to exploit local labour purely because it is cheap.
The tobacco industry also employs tens of thousands of people throughout the world.
Nowadays many people spend the biggest part of their free time watching television.
After-school jobs are bad for teenagers because they take time away from studying.
Sport is a waste of school time and resources.