Experts Warn

The Earth is Full

Have we used up all our resources? Have we filled up all the livable space on Earth? Paul Gilding suggests we have, and the possibility of devastating consequences, in a talk that's equal parts terrifying and, oddly, hopeful. This talk was presented at an official TED conference. Paul Gilding is an independent writer, activist and …

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In a democratic state, the general value system and the public good are more important than the particular value system

… In a Democratic State, the general value system and the public good are more important than the particular value system of one group or another. Therefore, there is no justification for the State to provide incentives for the multiplicity of children, even when the families in question are motivated by religious values, and even …

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It is difficult for the state to care for large families and to keep them above the poverty line

… The country's leaders should tell people who bring a lot of children into the world: 'It's irresponsible, you're doing bad to your children and your families. You behave irresponsibly towards your environment. ' I suggest that everyone with a stage and a microphone will tell those segments of the population: 'You are not right.' …

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If only the courage to put the full extent of the problem on the agenda could be found

"… A woman who brings eight children to a sinful world for her own children and the whole society. I believe that, as a rule, people avoid harming those around them, while only the courage to our leaders, intellectuals, and public opinion leaders is to raise the problem to the fullest extent on the public …

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Israel is aging too fast

“The dependency ratio is on the increase,” said Eliyahu Ben Moshe. He is talking about the ratio between the number of people of working age and the number of people who are not. “Today, every four Israelis of working age support one elderly individual. Within two and a half decades, the burden will increase and there will …

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