New Study Says Population Growth is Creating Deficit - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sport...

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huck

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Dec 13, 2012
Let's spray contraception agents over high population growth areas.
Duh

Brookneal, VA

#2 Dec 13, 2012
Not only that,population growth will be responsible for clearing more land to make room for housing developments and to create more space for farming in the tropical lands that grow our food supply year round. The environment will suffer because of it like it or not.
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citizen

Crozet, VA

#3 Dec 13, 2012
When over half the adult population neither works nor pays federal income taxes that tends to exacerbate the problem.
Judy

Lorton, VA

#5 Dec 13, 2012
Duh wrote:
Not only that,population growth will be responsible for clearing more land to make room for housing developments and to create more space for farming in the tropical lands that grow our food supply year round. The environment will suffer because of it like it or not.
http://geojoedr.tripod.com/id3.html
There is plenty of land in this country for population growth and farming. Duh
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Dec 13, 2012
Logic dictates that of course this is all true. In other words, no sheet. Who paid for this study?
Ice Dogg

Richmond, VA

#7 Dec 13, 2012
Need to go back to the top tax rate of 91% we had in 1956.
JMK

Miamisburg, OH

#8 Dec 14, 2012
Read Kurt Vonnegut's short story, 2b02b. A very short read, less than an hour, but a brilliant critique of efforts to limit population growth. Also, it is open-source so you can download a copy for free.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Dec 14, 2012
JMK wrote:
Kurt Vonnegut
tweaked my appreciation for the absurd at a young age
Gnu

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Dec 14, 2012
Judy wrote:
<quoted text>
There is plenty of land in this country for population growth and farming. Duh
Wrong - global warming is destroying that too. Any other ideas?
Local

Bethpage, NY

#11 Dec 14, 2012
Judy wrote:
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There is plenty of land in this country for population growth and farming. Duh
Okay... the fact that there is no unclaimed land in the US, where is this expansion going to come from? Is it going to be purposed for population and farmland growth by exercising eminent domain over:

1. Land owners.
2. National Forests/Parks
3. Native American Reservations
4. Wildlife refuges, et. al.
5. Magically making land unfavorable for farming/growth suddenly favorable?

If there was plenty of land for farming and population growth, the price war between ethanol and produce/feed would be nonexistent.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Dec 14, 2012
look at brazil, arable land potentially dwarfs US
rapidly being clear-cut and destroyed
if our own gv't intransigence is any guide,
the earth is doomed
Dude

Bumpass, VA

#13 Dec 14, 2012
I've read studies that suggest that the Malthusian Check will be 10B people, most of us will see that in our lifetimes. Technology, like GMOs and hydrocarbon fertilizers, keeps pushing that number back, like GMOs. Of course, we donít know at what cost that will come from that.
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Dec 14, 2012
Like Mr Smith said, we are a virus infecting the world, and as a virus we will eventually kill our host(Earth) and move on, alas we have no place to move to, something we don't like to think about.
Dude

Bumpass, VA

#16 Dec 14, 2012
JMK wrote:
Read Kurt Vonnegut's short story, 2b02b. A very short read, less than an hour, but a brilliant critique of efforts to limit population growth. Also, it is open-source so you can download a copy for free.
Thanks, it took less than 10 minutes.
MattM

Australia

#17 Dec 15, 2012
RE: Vonnegut, I'd suggest those arguing that this is the only possible scenario do a little more research - population control is in place - it is ensuring the US population continues to grow - that's how you "grow" an economy because consumption stabilises over time - as such, you need a constant injection of more people to ensure the whole ponzi scheme continues. Now note that US immigration is still 1 million. And in relation to the cost, all countries which have adopted high immigration polices are largely broke - as the article suggests, it's ponzi economics that just serves to give big business more customers.

Yet, given the choice and information, the majority opt for fewer children - left alone, populations stabilise, that is the natural state - check out the 43 countries that have roughly stable populations.

So, by all means, bleat on about how population control is evil and remain ignorant of the control mechanisms that are in place to ensure US population continues to grow (all but doubling in the last 50 years to over 310 million and hitting over 400 million in 30), that suits those that profit from your shared misery.
Dude

Bumpass, VA

#18 Dec 15, 2012
MattM wrote:
RE: Vonnegut, I'd suggest those arguing that this is the only possible scenario do a little more research - population control is in place - it is ensuring the US population continues to grow - that's how you "grow" an economy because consumption stabilises over time - as such, you need a constant injection of more people to ensure the whole ponzi scheme continues. Now note that US immigration is still 1 million. And in relation to the cost, all countries which have adopted high immigration polices are largely broke - as the article suggests, it's ponzi economics that just serves to give big business more customers.
Yet, given the choice and information, the majority opt for fewer children - left alone, populations stabilise, that is the natural state - check out the 43 countries that have roughly stable populations.
So, by all means, bleat on about how population control is evil and remain ignorant of the control mechanisms that are in place to ensure US population continues to grow (all but doubling in the last 50 years to over 310 million and hitting over 400 million in 30), that suits those that profit from your shared misery.
What you post is very much true,(which is why interest rates are so low, "they live"/ CONSUME). But it is also true that we have a finite amount of resources, which also makes the Malthusian Check, true.

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