Deep Discussion Have a seat at Deep Discussion for in-depth discussions, extended or serious conversations, and current events. From world news to talks on life, growing up, relationships, and issues in society, this is the place to be. Come be a knight.

Ad Content
Thread Tools
  #51   Link to this post, but load the entire thread.  
Old June 9th, 2018 (2:50 PM). Edited June 9th, 2018 by MortalPhoenix.
MortalPhoenix's Avatar
MortalPhoenix MortalPhoenix is offline
    Join Date: Jun 2018
    Location: USA
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Serious
    Posts: 68
    Originally Posted by gimmepie View Post
    Is it ethical for a government to take steps to manage the growth of the population it governs?
    It depends on how it is done. Personally, I don't want laws like in China which restricted people to having one Child.

    Government does need some control over the population, but how it goes about it matters. At the very least, the Government should try and maintain a fertility rate of 2.1, but put in laws and programs that influence to that rate without forcing people into a straight jacket.

    From wikipedia, but it summarizes some information from Crisis in the Population Question.

    "The book deals with the consequences of continued low fertility in Sweden. Sweden was threatened by population decline and thus reduced productivity and standard of living. The authors advocated a series of social reforms in order to overcome this problem."
    Reply With Quote
      #52   Link to this post, but load the entire thread.  
    Old June 15th, 2018 (9:23 PM).
    twocows's Avatar
    twocows twocows is offline
    Primary form of sustenance is cute images
    Join Date: Mar 2009
    Location: Michigan
    Age: 28
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Lax
    Posts: 4,271
    If it's really severe, like in India or China, I think maybe some measures might be warranted, though these need to be well vetted to make sure they don't end up causing unintended consequences (like families abandoning, killing, or selling children for financial reasons as happened in China). Anywhere else, no.

    I will never support any kind of hard limit on children because I believe people have a right to procreate as long as they're able and willing to do what's necessary to support a family. I'm also not sure I buy the idea that overpopulation is this huge impending disaster that's going to affect everyone, and even if it was, I think there are other solutions we can pursue that won't infringe on basic human freedom.
    Political Simulator
    Reply With Quote

    Quick Reply

    Join the conversation!

    Create an account to post a reply in this thread, participate in other discussions, and more!

    Create a PokéCommunity Account
    Ad Content
    Thread Tools

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Minimum Characters Per Post: 25

    Forum Jump

    All times are GMT -8. The time now is 4:28 AM.