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					       Population studies usually emphasize the shock factor for people. Usually they

present dire projections of doom and gloom. In most analysis of world population

estimate people will assume the worst-case scenarios. Instead of assuming the smaller

impact, for example in the United Nations study Population to 2300 the analysis is

based on the worst-case scenario trends. The population for 2300 is projected as a worst-

case scenario is of 36.4 billion people verses 2.3 billion people for the lower trend. (An

actual reduction)

       Worst-case scenarios are projected from today’s ideology. This ensures that

visions of the future will always be bleak. If labeled a developing country in 2012 it is

not different in 2300. Once a developing country always a developing country.

Humanity at a stand still. Countries will not make any developmental progress.

Ideology is cemented in and countries are determined to have population gain never

decline. The greatest weapon to control population growth is to provide an

environment where people are free. Free to go where they want, free to do what they

want, free to think what they want, or free to worship how they want. In this

environment, the more freedom a person has, the less the inclination to procreate. As

countries become freer there is a reduction in population growth. For instance there is

demographic decline in the US, Japan (even it is repressive it is becoming an

internationally recognized free country), Europe, and Australia. This trend is reversed

in repressive countries. What you normally find is demographic increase, in most

developed, modern countries you have high GNP, and low population growth. In

countries with low GNP, you have high population growth.
       As a country embraces freedom and modernity the population growth declines.

A fully developed country equalizes men and women to the point people give serious

consideration to parenthood. The desire to procreate becomes an issue of voluntary

planning. Unlike what occurs in an undeveloped country, many developing nations

have very high rates of infant and child mortality, compound this with absence of

freedom.

       A conclusion, as countries push people into managing population growth such

as one child policies, forced abortion, and general population controls. Members of the

Free World should do everything in their power to foster an environment for

population decline short of coercion. The arsenal of options should never be empty.

       The world can accommodate any growth of people. Twenty-nine percent of the

globe is land and less than 2% of the globe is inhabited by humans. According to a 2007

United Nation’s report on population says more than 50% of the world’s population live in

cities. UN projections are developing countries will have 81% of humanity in cities by 2030.

This means people are abandoning rural communities. Peoole that live in cities get the

impression that overall population growth is staggering. While the cities get full, the

countryside gets empty. To keep the analysis focused estimates in 2010 indicate 3% of

landmass is urbanized while 97% isn’t. Many people are leaving villages and farm to see

the city.

       This means population projections are material to scare people. It should be

noted that regimes that practice severe population control are usually very

authoritarian. Some examples of this are the People’s Republic of China which exercise
strict population control with their one child policy that led to forced sterilizations,

forced abortions and thrived female only adoption services. Further evidence of the

authoritarian link showed up in the regimes of Somalia and El Salvador. Whether

political or corruption led to their downfall it was no question about their authoritarian

character between 1978 and 1984, $596 million of food aid sent to Somalia—eighty

percent was diverted to the military and other public control agencies. Same thing with

El Salvador 80% of US aid was diverted. In 1986, developing countries spent six times

what they received in aid on their armed forces control activities. Freedom helps to tone

down the authoritarian character by alleviating diversion and adding to natural control

forces.

				
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