A simple thought experiment

This is so obvious that it hardly merits a post, but it’s also difficult for most people to face, and so they don’t.

Do you think there are too many people in the world?  Ask a few people you know the same question.  My guess is that the majority would answer yes.

Now put yourself in the position of an academic at some corporate/government think tank who is tasked with helping to plan the direction of the nation and its relationship with the rest of the world.  Keep in mind that this is a rarefied  atmosphere of influential people, lots of money flows and an echo chamber of shared ideologies and beliefs about the world, at least at the most basic level.  You have no real concept of the issues surrounding systemic high-level multinational corruption, false flag terror, alternatives to debt-based money or all the other paradigm shifts that many every-day americans are experiencing.  Your nose is in your professional journals and mainstream media and that’s about all the empirical data you have about the world.

And you’re asked: are there too many people in the world, and if so, what can we do about it?

I’ll leave it there.  I’m sure your imagination is up to the task.

By the way, I think the answer to the question is unknown, given that our economic system (specifically debt-based privately controlled money) is so pathologically destructive.

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