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Surely they are escaping overpopulation in their own countries?

I am sure there are many factors as to what they are escaping and from my studies it is due to lack of freedoms, lack of development and most importantly lack of democracy. Overpopulation is probably lowest on the factors especially considering that Europe has higher density of people and not to mention Singapore.

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by Ronald Rutherford (rdrradio1 -at- msn -dot- com) on Wed Aug 19th, 2009 at 12:08:33 PM EST
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Citations, please?

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman
by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Wed Aug 19th, 2009 at 12:39:32 PM EST
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... Singapore are self sufficient in their resources.

Lessee, Africa, footprint 1.4 ha/ca, biocapacity, 1.8 ha/cap, surplus 0.4 ha/cap, on a population of 902m, or a surplus biocapacity of 360m ha.

EU, footprint, 4.7ha/ca, biocapacity, 2.3ha/ca, deficit, 2.4ha/ca, on a population of 487.3, or a deficit biocapacity of 1,169.3m ha.

There you go, the Africans are just paddling across the Med to get their hands on their missing resources.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Tue Sep 15th, 2009 at 10:27:22 PM EST
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