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No Food Program Will Work Without Population Control

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Submitted by Dave, Dec 18, 2016 at 17:53

These economic measures sound encouraging in that free market forces are being harnessed to boost private food production via incentives, but any increase in output will probably be cancelled by Egypt's expanding population. The Chinese seem to grasp this better than the Egyptians, but then the Chinese are not constrained by religious morality.

Egypt used to have plenty of food, but that was back when they had a smaller population. Malthus may have been too pessimistic, but he had a point.

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