Debt Rattle October 6 2016


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    Lewis Wickes Hine 12-year-old newsie, Hyman Alpert, been selling 3 years, New Haven CT 1909 • World Is Swimming In Record $152 Trillion In Debt: IMF (
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    E. Swanson

    We see that “children in sub-Saharan Africa are living in extreme poverty”, but there’s no mention of the high rates of population growth in the region. Then, there’s the article about those migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy, but most of those folks are from sub_Saharan Africa. Unchecked population growth will eventually push humanity beyond the capacity of the Earth to feed them all. As the fossil fuels run out, or must be left in the ground due to CO2’s impacts on climate, there would appear to be a proverbial cliff ahead, as in, population overshoot and collapse. The US won’t be immune.

    Of course, the media in the US can’t speak to the problem, given our natural aversion to such negative thinking and our large fraction of fundamentalist believers that think more babies are great. The US political class can’t address the situation either, since gloom-and-doom doesn’t attract votes. But, Syria is already in the midst of a destructive spiral, which was partially the result of a massive drought. There will be others, as populations (think Haiti), hit whatever combination of real Limits to Growth appear before them…

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