China's one child policy has lead to horrific choices in that country. Rather than believe that we can, and probably will figure our way out of the situation, you'd implement a policy that would result in forced abortions and abandoned children? Seriously?
_________________________ I always deserve it. Really.
Not to mention that in rural areas, the policy has been notoriously difficult to monitor and enforce. Not that I agree with the policy to begin with - it strikes me as a Draconian, top-down thing that's guaranteed to create a real horror show of a mess.
(Our house guests just called, said they'll be arriving late - so I'm free to hang around a while longer and debate this stuff. So there!)
China's one child policy has lead to horrific choices in that country. Rather than believe that we can, and probably will figure our way out of the situation, you'd implement a policy that would result in forced abortions and abandoned children? Seriously
For three decades China’s one-child policy helped power this nation’s economic rise. With fewer mouths to feed, families saved. Poverty fell. Living standards improved.
But a social experiment that worked well in some respects is now threatening the country’s hard-won gains. China’s working-age population — the engine behind its prolific growth — will start shrinking within a few years.
Meanwhile, the ranks of elderly are projected to soar. By the middle of this century, fully a third of China’s population will be age 60 or older, compared with 26% in the United States. China’s projected 438 million senior citizens will outnumber the entire U.S. population.
Lea, I don't know what horrific "choices" you are talking about in China but having the population keep growing the way it was had already become "horrific". It would all have to be figured out by government how to do this in a reasonable manner. Which would limit or eliminate forced abortions or abandonment. This wouldn't have to be done in the same manner as China has done it. Sort of like the public option with health insurance that has been talked about in the U.S. doesn't have to be implemented the same way other countries have. Take the pros of implementation, eliminate the cons and evolve a better program.
_________________________ Well, until they make it right, I hope they never sleep at night. They better make some changes and do it soon. -Things Goin' On/Lynyrd Skynyrd
Tell me about it. My youngest was abandoned on a doc in Wu Chang. The alternative to abandonment used to be a pail of water. Especially for little girls. If the baby is a girl, she's drowned immediately after delivery. Boys are spared because they grow up to be good workers. This was the standard practice at the time we entered the China adoption program in '92. New child abandonment laws and revised family policies have radically reduced such horrible incidents, but not totally yet.
Loc: Pinellas Park, Florida
I'm in agreement. Population is not the cause of pollution (at least greenhouse pollution). The overuse of fossil fuels causes pollution. The control of population growth as a means to control atmospheric pollution is perhaps the most ridiculous proposal I've ever seen. Don't make babies! Drill baby drill!
The program seemed successful on the surface, but the realities you don't read about every day are the infanticide and abandonment that I referred to in my reply to Lea. For every family that adhered to the one child law, there were an equal or greater number that continued to have more children and either disposed of them, or abandoned them, or outright sold them to black market baby brokers in order to avoid prosecution. Another so-called success story with a very slimy underbelly.
Xplain's use of MacNews, AppleCentral and AppleExpo are not affiliated with Apple, Inc. MacTech is a registered trademark of Xplain Corporation. AppleCentral, MacNews, Xplain, "The journal of Apple technology", Apple Expo, Explain It, MacDev, MacDev-1, THINK Reference, NetProfessional, MacTech Central, MacTech Domains, MacForge, and the MacTutorMan are trademarks or service marks of Xplain Corp. Sprocket is a registered trademark of eSprocket Corp. Other trademarks and copyrights appearing in this printing or software remain the property of their respective holders.
All contents are Copyright 1984-2010 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.