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Old 01-08-2019, 06:50 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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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.
Bingo! Maybe tax breaks for people who don't have kids too.
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Old Today, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Bingo! Maybe tax breaks for people who don't have kids too.
If no one has kids there is no country.
Kids become new taxpayers to the state every 20 years. A welfare state needs more taxpayers to pay for the goodies.
The kids of the poor become the new voters that prop up the redistribution policies that funnel money to the poor to have more kids, so those kids can grow up and vote for more redistribution policies.
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Old Today, 10:18 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Bingo! Maybe tax breaks for people who don't have kids too.
You may be interested in the China Demographic Time Bomb.
China has destroyed itself through birth control. The destruction has not occurred yet, but it will.
Consider:
If you are under 35, there are 130 men for every woman. China is trying in vain to undo the damage they have done. It is not working, though.

Pick your source:
https://www.bing.com/search?q=China+...ZI&form=MOZSBR


Almost every country on earth is now beneath the 2.0 birth rate that is required to maintain existing populations. An Internet search of birth rate is easily done. Pick your own source.
The bottom line is, population growth is no longer a problem. Population decline is not a problem here in America, and may well never be. But it is in Japan, and they can see a future when the last purely Japanese person on earth dies. And population decline will be a problem in China; they know it, too.
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Old Today, 11:13 AM
 
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It's this line of thinking is what is going to drive the human race to extinction.

It isn't a line of thinking. It is mathematically valid, economically tested econometric model that answers IF...THEN questions. IF the population growth declines, THEN bad things happen for the economy, both domestically and worldwide.
It does not contain a value judgement.
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Old Today, 11:17 AM
 
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Maybe we do need to let more immigrants in. Not h-1b types, of course, but lower skill workers who are less of a threat.

I understand the point of view, but collectively we are much better off allowing high-skill immigrants - hte kind who have the skill set to found companies. See for example
The top U.S. tech companies founded by immigrants are now worth nearly $4 trillion




https://www.recode.net/2018/1/12/168...ies-immigrants
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Old Today, 12:28 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Bingo! Maybe tax breaks for people who don't have kids too.
No... we still need kids and frankly those inclined to be conscious about it all

are the ones to be encouraged to have them. Or even better to adopt.


But in the vein your trying to mine:
1) Yes to a cash reward ...for delaying the first child (call it age 25)
2) And Yes... a second cash reward for limiting the total number (call it age 45)

Give the girls from the worst circumstances some real encouragement to stay focused in school,
to accomplish and achieve SOMETHING, to earn some money and do some traveling and THEN...
sevenish years out of high school to be able to consider the question from a position of strength.

Of course effective FREE and un-complicatedly available contraception is a MUST.
And when all the good attempts have failed... to be able to effect the other choices
(without complication, delay or cost).
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Old Today, 01:21 PM
 
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We are no longer a nation of farmers. That requires lots of physical and time consuming workdays and children were needed to ensure everything got done. Children are not necessary in this modern world. However, the sociopaths running our government cannot keep themselves from the coffers, that they need full, to ensure their investments payout regularly.
Also remember that tax payers and consumers like horses to the government. Once they have contributed all they can they are thrown into terrible nursing homes left to die alone.
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