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The Chinese government enforce the one-child policy to control the population because it is over-populated. India is also over populated why doesn't its government do something?
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Didn't China allow 2 childs per family just yesterday?

Edit; http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34665539
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biscuitnote wrote:

The Chinese government enforce the one-child policy to control the population because it is over-populated. India is also over populated why doesn't its government do something?

China dropped it's one-child policy.

It's causing significant issues that will take at least a generation to fix.

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Are we really going to argue in favor of limiting how many kids a family is allowed to have? As a Dad with 4 kids, I say - that's ridiculous. We shouldn't be forcing people to conform to specific norms of what is family size. Some want a few kids, some want a lot. So long as they can afford the children, who cares? Overpopulation will always be an issue, but to allow for totalitarian control over people's lives where you are restricting their number of children through force (or forced sterilization at times in China), is outrageous and downright evil.

That said - what has curbed overpopulation in the west? Mostly culture. As the culture has changed, so has the desire to have children. People are having fewer and fewer with some western nations having negative population growth, which will be problematic for them in the long term.

TL;DR Don't limit how many children people can have, that's a forceful and vile thing to do. Eventually these things will most likely remedy themselves as cultures shift.
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Posted 11/3/15 , edited 11/4/15
I'd rather limit who can have a kid rather than the limit to how many... Some people do not need to reproduce
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mdmrn wrote:Are we really going to argue in favor of limiting how many kids a family is allowed to have?

It is an inevitable requirement. At some point humanity must limit its own growth. Look up how long it has been taking earth's population to double. I doubt we could sustain even one more doubling.

Natural population declines in Europe, Japan and certain American demographics cannot compensate for the population in other nations. The surplus population simply migrates to a more favorable area when living conditions become unstable, taking their culture with them. America, for example, is not concerned about a natural population decrease strictly due to the influx of Hispanic immigrants, which tend to have larger families. One of the side effects, America is quickly becoming more Hispanic; demographics are shifting to favor the new culture. This is not a new phenomenon, it has happened many, many times over the course of human history. More rapidly growing populations have always displaced and absorbed those around them.

I don't believe China's one-child policy to have been a wise choice. The new two-child policy should be a much more manageable solution. The result will be a much more gradual population decline, one whose negatives can be more readily balanced with policy decisions and foresight.

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I guess Chinese men didn't want to hit their wives right in the....Va-China.


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PeripheralVisionary wrote:I guess Chinese men didn't want to hit their wives right in the....Va-China.

Forced sterilization tends to have that effect.

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I'd rather limit who can have a kid rather than the limit to how many... Some people do not need to reproduce


I vote only super athletes with PhDs can reproduce!
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mdmrn wrote:

Are we really going to argue in favor of limiting how many kids a family is allowed to have? As a Dad with 4 kids, I say - that's ridiculous. We shouldn't be forcing people to conform to specific norms of what is family size. Some want a few kids, some want a lot. So long as they can afford the children, who cares? Overpopulation will always be an issue, but to allow for totalitarian control over people's lives where you are restricting their number of children through force (or forced sterilization at times in China), is outrageous and downright evil.

That said - what has curbed overpopulation in the west? Mostly culture. As the culture has changed, so has the desire to have children. People are having fewer and fewer with some western nations having negative population growth, which will be problematic for them in the long term.

TL;DR Don't limit how many children people can have, that's a forceful and vile thing to do. Eventually these things will most likely remedy themselves as cultures shift.


Sheesh four kids man thats alot of money going down the drain. Just imagine how much cash you could have if you had no children.
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Posted 11/3/15 , edited 11/3/15

mdmrn wrote:
TL;DR Don't limit how many children people can have, that's a forceful and vile thing to do. Eventually these things will most likely remedy themselves as cultures shift.


"Vile"? I don't see how asking people to stop bringing more kids into the world than the world can sustain is "vile". Breeding like rabbits with no regard for the consequences far more morally dubious. Especially in a western country where each of your children consume 32 times the resources of someone in a developing nation.

It will remedy itself when large numbers of the population suffer and die from lack of resources. Inevitably those in poverty and those in developing nations will die first though. While you complain about gas prices.
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because government social engineering doesn't work... ever....

In fact India's economy is predicted to out perform China's over the next few years and economists believe much of this stems from a healthier demographic environment in India compared to China
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Meh, sounds like India's problem....
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Same reason other countries don't control Obesity, Disease, War and Poverty. They can't be arsed xD
Posted 11/3/15 , edited 11/3/15
it does.... i think. i read it somewhere only i can't remember where or what i was looking at
you'd have to assume it does try to control its population at least. China and India seemingly take similar actions as they are quite alike.
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