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November 30, 2006



Yes, surely in this age of over-population and global warming we could actually do with a few less people. As you say Pat, what we all want is more wealth per person, not just more wealth overall. There has to be a point when countries have too many people, so that the real standard of living actually drops, despite what the GDP suggests. I would have thought Japan was in this position, and that a falling population could only benefit the country in the long run. Even Australian politicians are half heartedly making this point, just because of the aging population. If you follow this logic you have to maintain a population growth equal to or higher than that of the 'baby boom' period, and how long do we think that will be sustainable!?
Incidentally, I saw 'An Inconvenient Truth' just last night - powerful stuff. It'll make a greeny of me yet.

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