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Fertility Control is Not Population Control
No sane politician will have the gut to attempt to tackle the issue of population control. Population control is one issue man does not want to discuss and would rather bury his head in the sand and wait for the consequences. Even when the issue is discussed, many will provide excuses rather than the real reasons as to why they should not practice population control and that nature will take care of the excess numbers. Naturally these discussions will always tend to compromise at fertility control. Fertility control may occur when individuals or couples or families take steps to decrease or to regulate the timing of their own child-bearing.
Poverty and People
In countries where there is poverty, and they are many, the issue of population control is a hot potato. Take for example countries where land is passed from father to male child. Twenty five years ago, father X hand land that was ten acres. He gave birth to ten male children. Twenty five years latter father X sub-divided his land into one acre for each child. Each child is inheriting a miserable 10% of his father’s wealth. Land of such a size can no longer be economically productive because the son can never breakeven. Look, it has taken only twenty five years for the offspring to be ten times poorer than the parents. That is one of the main reason some people are very poor. Suppose another father Y gave birth to one male child (plus one female child), what would have happened to the child? The child would have inherited ten acres of land from the father at a prime age of twenty five years and that is real wealth. If you then look at the multiplier effect of this over a few generations, you will see that in a span of less than one hundred years, the generations of father Y will be extremely wealth whilst the generations of father X will be in great poverty.
Competition for Resources
Population control is a hot issue and man will have to address it whether he likes it or not. Every year, we need to build new roads, homes, and general infrastructures to accommodate the growing population. This consumes a lot of our resources whilst giving us nothing in return. It is the high time man realized that he does not need to keep on growing in numbers. Reproducing does not help us because If we don’t control population, we will create huge competition for resources that is beyond our planet's carrying capacity and will finally contribute to the demise of our planet.
The population has to be stabilized now otherwise everything else we work for will become completely futile. The moment you control population then the issue of reduced crime, reforestation, energy efficiency, wildlife conservation, pollution control, unemployed, economic development, etc., will be solved. The more people we are, the more food we need to be produced, and the more goods we need to manufacture. This may have sounded very good economically in the past 100 years, but the planet earth can no longer support that because it does not have extra resources.
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