On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 6:40 PM, LizR <lizj...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 18 December 2013 12:23, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
>> The first step has to be to stop population growth.  That's pretty much
>> happened in all the OECD nations, except the U.S. and it would be the case
>> there too except for immigration from the south.  How to stop population
>> growth: *educate women* so they can lead meaningful lives aside from
>> bearing children and provide readily available birth control; and get rid
>> of Catholicism, Mormonism, and any other religion preaches against birth
>> control.
>> That is exactly how to stop population growth. Wherever women are given
> equal rights the birth rate drops dramatically (if they are forced to
> choose between children and a career, it drops precipitously - the places
> that get the balance right allow you to do both).
The rates aren't just stable in OECD nations, they are negative.  It seems
given the choice and long enough time frames the human population will drop
to zero. (this of course ignores future trends such as technical solutions
to ageing and the technological singularity, but it  is an interesting
observation of human nature.)


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