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    Default Would population control be enough to solve poverty?

    Would population control be enough to solve poverty?
    Just wanted to share my thoughts with the community

    I have been thinking about this for quite some time now and seriously ever since i read Freakonomics.

    This is my understanding and reasoning (correct me where i'm wrong):

    lets first accept the facts. People living in a country has limited resources to go around for everyone. These include food, clothing, basic things we need to survive. There is also different classifications of these resources, some more valuable than others. The folks who can afford to buy the better resources are often described as "richer" or the "wealthy".

    Now, the problem is that there is not enough top class food, shelter, sex etc to go around for everyone. Some people have to settle for the lower standards. But what some people don't know is that with proper family planning they will be able to raise their standard of living in their family. It is simple: the more mouths to feed the more strain on the pockets to provide for those kids and if they fail to provide it is highly likely that these kids will turn to alternate methods of income, whether it be lawful or not.

    According to http://www.babycenter.com/cost-of-ra...ild-calculator or http://www.bankrate.com/brm/calc/raiseChild.asp
    a single parent in the USA who wants to raise a single child who was born in 2007 will have to pay $215,514 from birth to age 18. That does not include college education. Now imagine that times 12 children with worthless baby fathers...see where i'm going?

    We have a serious problem where family planning is concerned and here, once again, we see where education can liberate the poor: Family planning education. 2 is better than too many. We see where middle-to-lower classed people have the most kids. In some places 10 children is not out of the ordinary.
    The wealthy on the other hand, only has 2 or 3 kids who they can more afford to spoil, provide highest education and continue the family tree in prosperity.

    Poor people of the caribbean, dont rush to have no pickney...and if u have 1 or 2 try u best to use contraceptive for the rest of u life. We know it is highly probable that you will not afford to pay for these kids......
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    This would lead you to believe that gun men are playing a vital role by culling the population....lol. I do think however that modern medicine, as good as it is, it will be our undoing. In the lower animal kingdoms, diseases and all sort of selective pressures along with predation keep populations in check. We humans don't have predators so we need diseases to really keep our population in check. We decrease this rate by making people who would normally die...live longer and these persons might even reproduce. While its good for the gene pool, its bad for the population. We continue to grow and consume resources until there is not enough left and then we will have mass mortalities... just like locusts after a feast.

    If we had like 2 billion people in the world instead of 7...then we'd be better off. In the 1950s the world population was 2 billion. That means it took couple thousand years for the earth to reach 2 billion. Now with more people being exposed to each other... closer proximity brings about greater contact between people which leads to an increase in reproduction. This means that in the first 10s of thousands of years, the population was 2 billion and just 50 years later... we've more than tripled that number. All this combined spells disaster but then again... how many of us are willing to give up our lives for the sake of mankind? We'll all die out eventually and bacteria/fungi and cockroaches will inherit the world.
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    Default Re: Would population control be enough to solve poverty?

    I saw this post, had to reiterate it

    Reboot the system
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    But I believe every overpopulated country should impose some law or something that enforces the 2 is better rule. Also, strict child support rules so father dont financially neglect (even though some cant support themselves)
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