Is an advertising battle brewing? A member of Canada’s parliament has promised to run “pro-family” ads on buses in Vancouver in response to recent ads about overpopulation. Garnett Genuis has a problem with the One Planet, One Child billboard campaign, which supports informed decisions and celebrates small-family choices in the interest of reversing population growth and achieving a sustainable population.
In this episode, the World Population Balance team reviews remarks Mr. Genuis recently made to the House of Commons. We take particular exception to the notion of pursuing population growth in order to raise taxes. It’s been far too easy to get hooked on a pyramid scheme to fund social programs – where each generation must be larger than the last. We review the many reasons this is ill-advised on a full planet, not respectful of humanity, and just plain wrong. Every elected official needs to hear this episode.