"The government favors families a lot," said Staub, 35, a project manager for a French cellphone company. "They understand that families are the future. It's great for us."

-- From an article in the Washington Post.

I think on the whole, it's a nifty and long awaited idea. I mean, children are pretty rotten, but ignoring that for a moment....

Having said that, I'd argue that families are also the past, not to dehistorizie the development of the family or anything, but I have to break it to you, Mde. Staub, your generation wasn't the first to have families.