They are symptoms. The true culprit: Overpopulation. Why are so many people so reluctant to discuss population control? I'm not talking about war, disease, bioterrorism, forced abortion or any kind of yadayadacide. I'm talking about madated birth control by age or lottery. If each couple had two kids, the population of the world would shrink. One child for each adult is fair (two per couple). Not all those kids will reach adulthood, and not all will have children if they do. Therefore, the population will decrease if we have two kids per couple or less. And as far as "be fruitful and multiply," isn't it fair to say we can put a check mark next to that one and say "mission accomplished"? What do you think?