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with social mobility I'd like to see the "problem" of unrestricted human reproduction (in places other than Communist China) addressed.  Perhaps the poor would breed less if they had better things to do.

I don't mind living poor; have done so all my life.  True, I would not want to be a Gaza citizen at this stage in human history.  

I do not envy the wealthy/powerful.  We are all stuck on this rock for one life sentence, and as Jim Morrison once sang, "No one here gets out alive."

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.

by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Sun Feb 15th, 2009 at 06:11:36 AM EST
Your comments are really offensive. You imply that the poor are stupid and like rabbits.

In point of fact the strongest correlation between birth rate is the level of education of women, not their income. The west has done a very poor job of supporting education in poor countries, preferring instead to supply arms.

The US, especially under Bush, has worked to make family planning worse by putting arbitrary restrictions on what such money could be used for. Obama has now reversed the worst of these policies.

Get women educated and able to earn their own money and the birth rate falls within a generation.

Should you be treated seriously when you post under a pseudonym and with a phony email address? I have little respect for people who can't put their name on their opinions.

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---- Daily Landscape

by rdf (robert.feinman@gmail.com) on Sun Feb 15th, 2009 at 08:33:40 AM EST
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