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Old 12-25-2018, 03:24 PM
 
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None of this is a problem in the USA. Overpopulation is a problem in underdeveloped parts of Africa and Asia primarily

Anyone who is old enough to compare freeway traffic today vs 20 years ago, knows overpopulation is a problem in the US. Also, we have not been able to keep up with housing supply.



Certain resources are finite. The more people we have here, the worse the quality of life is going to become. We cannot widen freeways or roads in a lot of area due to it being impractical to tear down thousands of buildings to do so. We also have used up all the land in prime areas, so that people have to travel longer and longer distances to work.
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Old 12-27-2018, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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7,000,000,000% correct on every word you say.
Is this new math? I have never really understood new math. this would fall into hat category.
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Old 12-28-2018, 01:04 AM
 
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Anyone who is old enough to compare freeway traffic today vs 20 years ago, knows overpopulation is a problem in the US. Also, we have not been able to keep up with housing supply.
The housing supply issue is mostly caused by overly restrictive land use regulations. Even left leaning media outlet shave been admitting as much for the last several years now:

https://www.theatlantic.com/business...rdable/382045/

The traffic issue is a transportation infrastructure issue. Once a metro area reaches a certain size, mass transit is a necessity. Except America keeps building totally auto-centric metro areas and then tries to build a decent transit system after the fact (if ever), which takes 10X as long and costs 10X as much as if you did it right in the first place.
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Old 12-28-2018, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Sector 001
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This is good news. Population growth needs to slow as much as possible. 7+ billion on this planet is too much. We are affecting climate, using resources at an unsustainable rate, experiencing far too much starvation. We need more effective birth control in 3rd world countries.


Good for the planet, bad for fractional reserve debt based central banking and the social welfare state.
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Old 12-30-2018, 01:24 PM
 
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Good for the planet, bad for fractional reserve debt based central banking and the social welfare state.
The planet is the only critical part. The rest is just a meaningless social construct.
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Old 12-30-2018, 04:11 PM
 
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Government should figure something out in regards to daycare for pre-k children. Costs are out of control in that respect



It is NOT the job of Government to provide daycare for Pre-K children.
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Old 12-30-2018, 04:17 PM
 
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Many of the poor countries that we help with birth control have once again lost that funding because Republicans cut it every time they are in control.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/23/w...abortions.html

It is NOT the job of the Federal Government to provide birth control to 3rd World countries.
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Old 12-31-2018, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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It is NOT the job of the Federal Government to provide birth control to 3rd World countries.
It is not our job to help feed them either but we do and by doing so we help create more mouths to feed.

If we are going to feed them it is only common sense to encourage and help them control the size of their families = less starving children needing to be fed.

Providing BC is one way among others to help them break the cycle of starvation.
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Old 12-31-2018, 09:37 AM
 
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It took 20+ years (1996) but the Bill Clinton-era welfare reform with the 5 year lifetime cap on cash assistance (the "Temporary" in TANF); and the policy change where if you are on government assistance and pop out another kid, you get no extra cash; are working as designed. The birth rate among the generationally poor dropped like a stone at the Great Recession and hasn't increased. Combine that with much lower immigration rates and you dramatically slow population growth.


My concern with all this is that somebody has to clean the toilets and pick the lettuce (or harvest romaine which is apparently a combination of those two jobs). The US-born poor don't want to do the jobs. At some point, a labor shortage for low end repetitive task jobs is going to spike wages.
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Old 12-31-2018, 09:47 AM
 
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Hallelujah! The US population is still increasing much faster than other Western countries' populations are increasing, largely due to immigration, but hopefully the US can finally move towards having a population that is sustainable, environmentally.
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