Wed 24 Mar, 2010 05:58 pm
I earlier mentioned senior pension as a way to help developing countries to battle overpopulation as it is one of the curses of modern living as medical care has reduced child birth deaths, reduced fatality from diseases such as TB, malaria, pneumonia, etc. and indoor plumbing has greatly improved public health as open sewers are rare except in the slums and poorer countries. Reduction of child births is thru family planning, public education and even providing free TV seems to fail as the planet Earth's population is projected to to reach 9 billion, every month 30 million babies are born. If things are bad now with 6 billion people wait till 9 billion comes along. So much money is spent by military juntas in tropical countries on arms paid for by debt to international banks that to repay them would have these nefarious dictators mortgage their countries while having secret bank accounts at Swiss banks. It is cheaper to provide senior care by providing food and shelter with nurses in nursing homes. No fancy heating is required as winter are cool and non fatal. This combined with pension plans in the cities would help people not to procreate fearing for their old age.
Reduction of child birth is truly a struggling issue for developing countries. And senior care by providing food and shelter with nurses in nursing homes is more efficient, I say!