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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Canadian Paper Argues For One-Child Policy

Canada's national newspaper has called for the adoption of China's one-child policy worldwide. Interestingly, it also seems to believe that Christianity is a "fundamentalist" religion.

None will work unless a China one-child policy is imposed. Unfortunately, there are powerful opponents. Leaders of the world's big fundamentalist religions preach in favor of procreation and fiercely oppose birth control. And most political leaders in emerging economies perpetuate a disastrous Catch-22: Many children (i. e. sons) stave off hardship in the absence of a social safety net or economic development, which, in turn, prevents protections or development.