Comments on: A city divided and paralyzed by politics http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/02/06/a-city-divided-and-paralyzed-by-politics/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: OneOfTheSheep http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2013/02/06/a-city-divided-and-paralyzed-by-politics/comment-page-1/#comment-354147 Sat, 09 Feb 2013 23:25:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=36747#comment-354147 There is this “answer”. Things aren’t going to get “better”.

Today’s “unemployment problem” is the inevitable result of too many people! A great majority being born today will NEVER find a productive “place” in civil society. It is desperate, uneducated idiots that are taking axes to the rain forests and in many, many other ways, both advanced and primative, acting in such manner as will inevitably turn our big blue marble into a big brown marble.

In this “information age”, fewer and fewer people will be needed to do what needs doing in increasingly automated societies. That reality is putting more and more educated and experienced people “on the street” desperately seeking to land one of fewer and fewer “jobs”. And yet today the earth has a burden of SEVEN BILLION humans.

If we presume a “decent life of dignity and without want” for each it can sustainably support a population of perhaps bwo billion only so long as those practice birth control and do not allow their numbers to increase.
That means we must confront some current realities “on the ground” that politicians and economists seem to deny. Does it take a rocket scientist to see that all traditional economic projections and expectations based on a presumption of population growth HAVE TO FAIL?

“Third world” economies, some quite large, have populations still exploding. The specific “source demographic” are those with little (or no) clean water, poor sewage disposal, (if any), no land, no wealth, no education, no job, and little prospect of any of these. Their lives, and those of their children, are least likely to break from the traditional and historical pattern of “short, brutal and nasty” human existence.

No politician can tell such truths and remainin office.

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