… The high birthrate of the Haredi public is one of the reasons why the middle class has not finished the month. Where are our tax payments going? Some of them are for security, some for infrastructures that we all use in a fairly equal way, but most of them go to support the young […]
“… we must understand that the greatest enemy to the environment is the plurality of the population, which is stealing ever increasing resources from a fixed or declining reservoir of resources … The state must stop encouraging childbirth in all respects …” Ehud Goodes, 2013
…In an ever more crowded world, it is time to end the system whereby the majority subsidizes the minority who choose to have large families. We don’t need more people. Childcare and other state support should be limited to the first two children. Simon Ross, chief executive of Population Matters, 2014
“… If the money that can be sterilized is considered a bribe, giving government money for the birth of children, as a seller in our provinces, is a bribe … Population growth has many effects on living conditions on Earth, including ecosystems, natural resources and a variety of flora and fauna. A political conflict between […]
…generally the best system is one where a basic allowance of water is provided for a small and fixed fee, or even perhaps free, with higher charges for those who use more water. And that’s just what Ireland is introducing: which opens the question of why people are so up in arms about it that […]
Simon Ross, 2015…There is a real danger from wishful thinking and comforting platitudes and it is this: that needful action is not taken and that, consequently, future generations have to deal with the consequences of human numbers several billions greater than the world can provide for. Full Article
“… There is almost no discussion here today – a direct connection – to the rapid population growth. What are the reasons why the discussion of population explosion in Israel is absent from the public discourse?”
… While in a non-Haredi family there is a relatively good chance that parents will bequeath to their children and grandchildren an inheritance that will help them a lot in their lives, the chance of receiving a significant inheritance in an average ultra-Orthodox family is very low. Adv. Amnon De Hartog, 2015.
“According to Bank of Israel economists, the data shows that increasing child allowances encourages birth, even unemployment, as the number of children in poor families is a major cause of inequality in the country. In other words, Increasing the amounts of child allowances directly encourages increased birth rates, especially among families who find it difficult […]
“We must break the taboo and stop encouraging births, and only if we reduce the natural increase will we solve the housing problem and the problem of poverty, and we will not become a concrete country,” Ehud Goodes, 2015. For full article click here.