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Posted 8/6/13
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGTfjtyVUCw
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-child_policy

Is this helping or hurting the world?

Do you think that other densely populated countries, such as India, would benefit from the policy?

Do you think the difference in culture would bring about a different (more or less "successful) outcome?

Just wondering what others thoughts are. I personally could forsee some positive effects of this policy if implemented in America.
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Better that than to later have them all starve. Actually that's already happening in the worst parts of china.

America is not as highly populated as China. I mean, 1.4 BILLION people? Plus, people would start an uproar
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The United States doesn't need a one-child policy. This policy is already implemented solely on financial/career choices. The US population is actually declining, on a birth/death rate, but immigration is causing the population to grow. It is one of the few developed nations that is growing because of immigration. The general trend is that a couple will have 1 or 2 children which will replace the parents when they die. The cost of raising children in the Developed world is expensive and the economic stability/financial security of the older parents are more stable in the developed world.

On the other hand, countries like India and other less developed countries have less security when they get older so they tend to have more children to provide a social safety net while in the United States for example we have social security, medicare, retirement plans and a stable environment (political/financial). The difference between China and Western Europeans/Americans is that our population growth policy is done naturally while China's policy is forced through law because of the dire situation of overpopulation. What China is trying to do is manipulate the culture of china to provide the ground work for a strong economic future. Quality over quantity, to make it blunt.

To answer your question, the change in culture to allow for a more stable population growth would benefit everyone mostly those in developing countries because they are the ones who would be affected by future world population growth.

Source: http://www.globalchange.umich.edu/globalchange2/current/lectures/human_pop/human_pop.html
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The U.S. is already at stage 4 of the demographic transition and will soon be in stage 5 so we will have a lot of old people ( problem for healthcare but their are already many solutions to solve healthcare that stupid congress and the other branches can't see -_-) and skilled workers... for now the U.S. population may rise from little over 1 percent or near their to less than that.. In China and India however a stage 2 country with HUGE population growth i think that unless that can come up with a way to feed their country or use the human resources as efficient as possible to quickly develop into a stage 4 country like South Korea in Asia then the One Child Policy is simply their to help... it's somewhat effective btw i would take more aggresive way's in controlling the population (not a holocaust i mean tapping in to the social quo and convince women to have less sex ) saying this isn't the middle east.... they are benefiting more than doing nothing but if they really want to advance to become a rich country they certainly aren't taking the right steps... especially India but w/e different topic..
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We could do what the Japanese do and shame sexuality. I hear that they are having problems with a shrinking population over there.
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Posted 8/10/13

gundamgeek wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGTfjtyVUCw
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-child_policy

Is this helping or hurting the world?

Do you think that other densely populated countries, such as India, would benefit from the policy?

Do you think the difference in culture would bring about a different (more or less "successful) outcome?

Just wondering what others thoughts are. I personally could forsee some positive effects of this policy if implemented in America.


I have no opinion, as it would have no bearing on anything whats so ever.
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Posted 8/10/13

AcadGlade wrote:


Chopsuey9444 wrote:

We could do what the Japanese do and shame sexuality. I hear that they are having problems with a shrinking population over there.


You have to admit, Japan is rather funny as to their sexuality, especially in High School, If the anime's dealing with romance, confessions of love, the labeling of any guy a pervert who just happens to see a girl's panties if her skirt get's blown up, or that blood running from your nose signifes your having naughty thoughts is as stupid as can be. don't you agree? funny yes, but also stupid.


What is even more funny is that what you see in anime is more than likely not to occur in real life Japan since they came up with the stuff. I guess when your culture represses your sexuality you find other means in life to express via anime, games, etc. We should temporarily adopt this mindset as accepting sexuality isn't going to bring the population down.
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Posted 8/10/13
China is really going through some things right now. From economic hardships to overpopulation, to a very very unregulated food system, things just seem to be getting worse.

As far as that one child policy goes, it looks like it may actually be helping somewhat, although I'm not sure how long it will last. I personally don't think the U.S. is over populated. I am however, quite concerned with budgeting in this country, and the world in general. Makes you wonder where it all went wrong.

Anyway, I don't think I could ever support a policy like this. Me personally, I want to have more than one child, even if we had this problem in America. I like kids...........................as long as they're mine that is. Just sayin
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Posted 8/11/13

Chopsuey9444 wrote:


AcadGlade wrote:


Chopsuey9444 wrote:

We could do what the Japanese do and shame sexuality. I hear that they are having problems with a shrinking population over there.


You have to admit, Japan is rather funny as to their sexuality, especially in High School, If the anime's dealing with romance, confessions of love, the labeling of any guy a pervert who just happens to see a girl's panties if her skirt get's blown up, or that blood running from your nose signifes your having naughty thoughts is as stupid as can be. don't you agree? funny yes, but also stupid.


What is even more funny is that what you see in anime is more than likely not to occur in real life Japan since they came up with the stuff. I guess when your culture represses your sexuality you find other means in life to express via anime, games, etc. We should temporarily adopt this mindset as accepting sexuality isn't going to bring the population down.


yeah, the chinese government is going to lose on this bit of law making in the long run, It's foolish to try to enforce this law, and cruel to those who have more than one baby/child.
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Posted 8/13/13 , edited 8/13/13
Actually Japan's population problem revolves around their number of elderly, birth rates have been decreasing over the better part of two decades I believe, but Japan's elderly survive to a greater age than elsewhere in the world, the world's oldest person just died a few months ago, he was a 116 yr. old Japanese man. Their problem is not too dissimilar from that of many other countries across the globe, Japan has a growing elderly population and not enough young people to care for or fund the elderly. Prime Minister Abe's made a poorly timed public comment in February 2013 stating "that all of the elderly need to die", needless to say that comment did not go over well, but the statement did show the level of frustration over the issue.
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I honestly feel that people in the U.S. (I say US because that is where I am seeing it for myself) have kids after kids even though it is to abuse tax returns or other benefits, they have no jobs, are into drugs or alcohol, and just are not good parents at all. They complain and complain about how much they wish they can just shake their 1 year old kid so he can shut up (a girl I know (not personally!) said this). People just mess around without thinking of the consequences, you will probably get pregnant! They say they will take better care next time, but oh! There goes another baby! I feel terrible for this kids because it is not their fault that they have stupid parents, are not disciplined, and are just not educated. That is my honest opinion.
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Posted 8/19/13 , edited 8/19/13

Liquid6 wrote:

I honestly feel that people in the U.S. (I say US because that is where I am seeing it for myself) have kids after kids even though it is to abuse tax returns or other benefits, they have no jobs, are into drugs or alcohol, and just are not good parents at all. They complain and complain about how much they wish they can just shake their 1 year old kid so he can shut up (a girl I know (not personally!) said this). People just mess around without thinking of the consequences, you will probably get pregnant! They say they will take better care next time, but oh! There goes another baby! I feel terrible for this kids because it is not their fault that they have stupid parents, are not disciplined, and are just not educated. That is my honest opinion.


I see this a lot where I live (new jersey) almost all my friends already have kids and I'm the weirdo because I have none and I will have no kids until I can provide food, a roof and food on the table for my kids and myself without anybody's help. Oh no but they have a solution to that "government will take care of the baby" and this is why we're screw because people depend too much on the government and then they will start complaining.
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Posted 8/20/13
I'm sure this is just part of the illuminati's doings.
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kirika202 wrote:

I see this a lot where I live (new jersey) almost all my friends already have kids and I'm the weirdo because I have none and I will have no kids until I can provide food, a roof and food on the table for my kids and myself without anybody's help. Oh no but they have a solution to that "government will take care of the baby" and this is why we're screw because people depend too much on the government and then they will start complaining.


They live knowing that having kids isn't all too bad because every year they get a nice big check from the government and just use it on crap, then they can't even afford diapers. It really is not the kid's fault. People are just inconsiderate of the stupid decisions they come up with. They live like leeches and it sucks that this is all coming out of our pocket. Not to mention it also goes to stupid IRS training videos...

At the same time, it would be somewhat chaotic if we had this one-child policy. People today DO NOT believe in protection. They just go with what their gut says; "I wont get pregnant...this time!"

It is pathetic. I moved to NJ for about 5 months and I did not see much of these kids (Harrison area). I think I see it more in the country side. Where there is pretty much nothing much going on. In the city, people are too busy enjoying the city and night life. Over here however, people just enjoy other people, that alone is a trashy move, so therefore it involves trashy people after trashy people. That is society over here and it is terrible that we, honest and clean people, work our souls away to try and better communities, police departments, hospitals, or schools. But nooo! A huge chunk goes to those that say are in need of help. It is possible to have 4 kids and have a full time job. This has always bothered me for some reasons, but I just speak what I believe and trust my words to be agreed with by the open-minded ones.
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I don't particularly like children so I'd have no problem with a reduced child policy. My boyfriend's family has five real kids and one adopted kid, I think that's too many kids. They actually care for all of them, but that seems to be a rare thing here. The main problem in the US is that people rush into having children at extremely young ages or even when they are adults and have no steady income. Oh yeah lets rely on the government some more, those people are also the kind of people that bitch about taxes/groceries/housing being too high even though they live off food stamps and receive other government assistance.

The US needs to invest more in Planned Parenthood and addressing larger problems, like making sexuality less of a sneaky thing that we should hide from parents, and so punishable by religious groups/families. Strict and religious families have the highest rates of teen pregnancy here....
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