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Maybve in some parts of Asia and Africa, South America and the middle east they should.
Not being racist but look at some of the populationjs or average child per family. If white peopel stop breeding will be extinct rather quick.
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Honestly, I agree. At last for now, I suppose, maybe.
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It depends on where we're talking about. China and India have enormous populations so they could need restriction at some point.
The United States and Japan on the other hand. People are starting to worry because people aren't having kids.
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Unfortunately the population isn't problematic with just child births but also people living long lives. In that case like a previous poster said war would be a more optimal approach towards population control. For anyone misunderstanding what I am trying to say my point is unless humans can greatly improve resource control and technology population will be an issue for the future and who knows how people then will try to regulate it. No I do not advocate war.
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The majority of population growth comes from second world countries. Third World countries need a large workforce to maintain their community. This coupled with the higher infancy death rate results in a higher birth rate which is offset by the death rate. As it becomes more industrialized their healthcare tends to improve which results in a lower death rate. Then once they become an industrial/First World country children become more of a financial burden rather than more hands to help work.
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GrandMasterTime wrote:

Space colonization would solve this problem.

No, it would not.

Population growth rates are far higher than what we could ever possibly transport off planet. Right now, the annual population growth rate is ~80M/year.


GrandMasterTime wrote:


Yume_Mirai wrote:

Well, in China...

But anyway, when it becomes readily apparent we can't go on as is, it'll probably become more of a widespread concern elsewhere globally. ...

For a specific number, I'm afraid I don't have the answer. :(


Apparently they abolished the "one child" policy in 2015.

Not abolished, altered.

They raised the limit to two.

http://thediplomat.com/2016/03/chinas-two-child-policy-what-next/

Also: India is in the game.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/21/opinion/indias-lethal-birth-control.html?_r=0

The bright side of all this: in 1963 population growth rates peaked at 2.19%/year taking only 30 years to double the world's population. Current population growth rates are dropping, with an estimated 200 years required to double the existing world population if current trends continue.
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Ryulightorb wrote:

So as the population grows and multiplies we will eventually need to restrict childbirth.

Im not saying we do it now but alot of people like to avoid the subject and say it's borderline eugenics but the matter of the fact is the world will eventually become full and peoples "Right to have children" will start to become privileges (i would imagine)


How long do you think we are away from laws being enforced to reduce the climb in population.

I would say 50-100 years.


This has already been mentioned but, the majority of population growth in the world comes from third world countries. US, Canada, European Countries, Japan, and S.Korea operate at stable or even declining levels of population.

I doubt the restriction will come into place.
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Get rid of Africa and Asia then our overpopulation problems no longer exist.



Just find a Stalin and let him loose on Asia then our population problems will be fixed.
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mbgod16 wrote:

Unfortunately the population isn't problematic with just child births but also people living long lives. In that case like a previous poster said war would be a more optimal approach towards population control. For anyone misunderstanding what I am trying to say my point is unless humans can greatly improve resource control and technology population will be an issue for the future and who knows how people then will try to regulate it. No I do not advocate war.


Well I hope for one our lives get extended I mean I don't wanna die till I'm over 200 personally and I'll happily never have kids if it meant I could haha
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MrAnimeSK wrote:

If white peopel stop breeding will be extinct rather quick.


You guys are slacking in Europe.
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Daisuki-Suki wrote:

War is the optimal solution. We don't need to mange birth rates... we need to mange death rates.



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Well here in the United States it will be never. Why it is a human rights and it is against our law.
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The west doesn't need birth control, China, India and Africa do.

And honestly, if it wasn't for the West, Africa would even be shriveling up more.
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It wont happen in the US--at least the upper middle and upper classes wont have restrictions, but they would be placed on the lower classes (who remembers 12+ years ago when there were women from poor backgrounds going in for normal surgeries and then found out that the surgeon also tied her tubes or something of the like?).

France and Italy, when I lived in those countries were paying women to have children because of the low birth rate of the country.

Does the world have an over population issue? Yes, look at some places of the US (Looking at you, NewYork), and look at India--but this over population is not happening to people who have a way of life to support these children who are growing up and not able to succeed to a higher way of living.

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Rujikin wrote:

Get rid of Africa and Asia then our overpopulation problems no longer exist.



Just find a Stalin and let him loose on Asia then our population problems will be fixed.


Get rid of the western world then resources will last longer. Per person we use up more resources mostly non renewable ones than people doing in Africa and Asia. They have a smaller environment footprint. Child birth rates change with better economics so it's possible for population growth to slow down. China has already abandoned enforcing the one child policy.

Parts of the Caribbean have had declining birth rates.

Body policing is very controversial. Just look at the problems they have with allowing women access to abortions and the morning after pill. They already had a wave of negative eugenics in the USA and parts of Europe. People who were subject to it still talk about injustice. No one is really fit to decide who procreates or not.

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