BUY A SPORT-UTILITY VEHICLE: It’s for the children! “America’s car culture may be giving childbearing a big boost. Dragging a child around a city, even a family-friendly Canadian or northern European city, is a major hassle, especially since after you get home, all worn out and cranky from the expedition, chances are your urban apartment forces you to be in closer proximity to your child than is ideal for maintaining an even temper.”

UPDATE: Note this comment, too.