Via Jason Kottke, we find an interesting idea by Juan Enriquez about giving parents of children under eighteen an extra vote per child, the idea being that if two parents have two children then the family has four votes instead of two and that parents will take the long-term future well-being of the country into account.

Why not give parents of kids under 18 one proxy vote per child? Only then will there be a strong voting block to counter growing gray power. It is also time to quit spending more than we earn. And above all, it is time to realize just how fragile countries can be.

Of course, while reading this I pondered the fact that neither Nabila nor I are US citizens, yet both of our our children are. Would we get two votes? :-)