Re: The Poor Masses

Hara Ra (
Thu, 26 Sep 1996 15:17:57 -0700 wrote:
> I noticed that subject discipline on the list has gotten kind
> of lax, with lots of political frustrations coming out. My bit
> in response to the "productive people each supporting
> millions of destitute loafers in the future": Why would we
> want to do that? Point being, they'd just keep breeding
> without foresight until they surpassed all the carrying
> capacity of the planet

Back to basics, folks. Every country which has a good standard of
living, where survival in one's old age is not dependent on the
number of one's offspring, has had a slowing of population growth.
In the USA, we would see a population decrease if there were no
immigration. If the Extropian vision is a positive one, the goal will
be increased quality of life for one's children, which will always
be costly, and increasingly so.

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