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The red ink of a greyer future, Doomed to grow old alone

Original post made by Sharon, Midtown, on Apr 5, 2009

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Posted by Perspective
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 5, 2009 at 6:12 am

Yup, I noticed that the outcome was as is typical of a world without reason: a failed IMF, which causes more dependence and poverty in every country it touches, got a tripled budget to do triple the harm to struggling countries.

This is an amazing and consistent result of a certain way of thinking; to conclude that the reason a program isn't working is because it isn't getting enough money, instead of studying the results of years and billions of dollars and instead changing the way the program works.

But, it feels good to throw money at a problem, so let's just keep doing it. More debt for us and the "helped" countries? Who cares? Better that than do real reform which allows people to work and a growing interdependent economy!

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 5, 2009 at 7:54 am

With its strict "One-child only" family planning policy parents in China often have used abortion as a family planning measure if the first expected child was a girl - particularly since the early 1980s.

This is "dark side" of China's successful family planning policy is often ignored by family planning advocates.

The deficit of female births in China will haunt the society in coming decades.
China is expecting, and already experiencing, a massive "marriage squeeze", where millions of young men have no chance of finding a bride to start a family.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 5, 2009 at 8:13 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

As I have said before, if we don't have children, others will.

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