Ahmedinejad Moronically Abolishes Population Policy in Iran

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    *sigh*

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/28/world/middleeast/28iran.html

    I mean, as though the whole nuclear thing, the elections thing, the 'going broke' thing weren't bad enough. Population control has probably been one of the most important (and surprising) things that the Iranian revolutionary regime has done to keep the country from really sinking further economically.
     
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    As I always say:

    With "friends" such as these, the Palestinian people hardly need the IDF.
     
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    What happened? Nobody wants to bash Ahmedinejad over this? Are nukes the only thing people care about? Is nothing else important?

    Oh well.
     
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    Iran’s Leader Introduces Plan to Encourage Population Growth by Paying Families
    I think thats a good idea, what would you do with a $5,000 20th birthday present, from the Government?
     
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    Yeah, well, the welfare aspect of it is perfectly fine. Lots of countries offer assistance to young poor people. The Costa Rican government, for example, has a program that gives low income families money in exchange for keeping their kids in school. But that and other programs like it are just that, welfare policy, without the stated purpose to increase population growth.

    The problem here is that the policy Ahmedinjad is pushing is specifically aimed at propping up a campaign to double the population - something which is absolutely ludicrous. Not only that, but it's not like a policy that's aimed and targeted at low income groups, it's targeted to everybody, so that everybody is fruitful and multiplies, whether they need the money or not. Couple that with the end of state support for contraceptives and population growth reduction, and what you have is a recipe for disaster.

    And what's the biggest problem? The biggest problem is that this $5,000 bonus is going to produce incentives NOW. People NOW are going to have more children. But in 20 years, when the $5,000 checks are due for the millions of children, and extra children, is Ahmedinejad going to be around to pay for it? He better hope not. Who is going to pay those 20 million people $5,000? Chances are that nobody is. There will be no $5,000 by the time the checks are due. So you'll have a higher population, higher unemployment, lower wages, and the supposed payoff will not be there. It's disastrous.
     

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