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 Population - the ultimate resource
Population Growth? No Problem, Says Indian Think Tank
Published on : Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Barun Mitra, The Director of Liberty Institute, stated in a discussion in Manila that India and Philippines will soon reap the demographic divident of having a younger population and China will end up having an aging population as of its one-child-policy. Population control distorts the gender ratio, results in gender violence and less innovation and care for older citizens. Free-market reforms and improvements to the educational system should be a precondition for this, reports The Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Malaysia.
Population policy: Big Govt or Big Church?
Published on : Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Many graphs claim that a decrease in per capita income was caused by an increase in population.Is it really so? Barun Mitra, Founder and Director of the Liberty Institute in Delhi said in a talk at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty (FNF) Manila office last week that as of its one child policy, lots of Chinese are now ageing and the number of young Chinese who will work to support elders would be soon be not enough for the purpose, writes Nonoy Oplas in Government And Taxes blog.
Population problems are imaginary
Published on : Thursday, September 9, 2010
The argument that population retards economic growth is dangerous. This contradicts all the facts and evidence in front of us. Many sparsely populated countries are incredibly poor. Whether a nation is poor or rich depends on the availability of economic framework that provides incentives for working hard and taking risks. The key elements of such framework are economic liberty, secured property rights and fair and sensible rules of the market that are enforced equally. The argument that population retards economic growth is dangerous, writes Thompson Ayodele and Olusegun Sotola in The Guardian.
Falling population will hurt economic recovery
Published on : Thursday, September 9, 2010
Demographics — or population growth is so long-term in its influence that economists and observers are inclined to explain the functioning of economic society without factoring in the essential part that it plays in growth. Production depends upon people, not only in the actual process, but because of the final demand that justifies its existence. The more the consumers, the more the need for things to be produced, writes Vivek Kaul in Daily News And Analysis.
Population, angels and demons
Published on : Monday, July 19, 2010
There is much interest in the population question after decades. When malthus made his predictions, little did he know about the fact that innovations in technology would help the world cope with a higher population. The anti population drive in India in the 70's had bitter consequences, writes Renuka Bisht in The Financial Express.
World elderly population to double by 2050, India's to quadruple: US Census prediction
Published on : Thursday, June 25, 2009
India's older population is projected to quadruple by mid-century, while that of the world is expected to triple, the US Census Bureau has said. In its latest report, the Census Bureau said the world's 65-and-older population is projected to increase from 516 million in 2009 to 1.53 billion in 2050, reports Indian Express.
Unwelcome immigrants return home to fuel the economies
Published on : Saturday, February 28, 2009
Kauffman Foundation released a report by a team led by Vivek Wadhwa on immigration, which shows how much the world has changed. While anti-immigrant groups in the US increase their xenophobic tirades against foreigners, tens of thousands of skilled workers are returning home to countries like India and China and fueling economic growth there, reports US-India Friendship Network.
Migrants indicate economic hope
Published on : Sunday, March 23, 2008
The Indian Railways sells 6.4 billion tickets annually. Assuming a third are commuters, this means roughly four journeys per person per year in a nation of 1.1 billion people. We are a nation on the move, especially the poor in search of jobs and a better life. Our cities are becoming more cosmopolitan and an Indian identity is being forged, which will increasingly trump regional identities. In a competitive world, it takes maturity and luck to realise that immigrants make a society successful, writes Gurcharan Das in the Times of India
The Population Myth
Published on : Friday, October 26, 2007
Government authorities insult us when they say that India's problem is too many people. On the contrary, India's problem is an inept and bloated state. It does not allow free markets that would enable the entrepreneurship and creativity natural to all humans. In short, the cause of India's poverty is not its people, but its system of government, writes Amit Varma in the Mint
The Myth of Over Population - new report
Published on : Wednesday, July 11, 2007
On World Population Day, July

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