Overpopulation is a self-serving myth for the rich and powerful. I am a development economist, and one of the clearest social trends is that family sizes decline as household incomes rise. In Africa, Asia and Latin America, large families are a rational response to poverty. The marginal extra costs of an additional child are outweighed by the additional household labour and by the self-insurance of children to take care of you in your old age. Even in Africa, the continent popularly assumed to have the greatest problem with over-population, fertility rates are falling under the impact of economic growth and rising incomes, as the Economist has noted.
Actual knowledge and good sense.
Why is it in this newspaper?