- Mar 2019
- East Indies
Its not about the global population, its about per country population. If Earth is a unified government with free geographic mobilization between regions then your point would stand true. Unfortunately we are still in the middle of the era of disparate nation-states thus we must look at this issue not from a global point of view but from a country's point of view.I think the priority right now is to reduce birth rates in countries with high birth rates.... it is beyond ridiculous to whine about climate change for example without addressing the growing population issues (the earth population has tripled since the 1950s) .... Conversely I do not see a problem with decrease in population...... if the earth population goes back to around 2 billion what would be the big deal ?
For a country to be able to function properly they need workforce to keep the country afloat. In order to have a significant workforce one must be able to produce one first. That is by having offsprings and then educate them with the necessary knowledge so that they can be suitable to replace their predecessor when the time comes.
The problem rise when a country is not able to produce enough new generation or their age are not sufficient enough yet to join the labour. To solve this action the government could try accepting migrant workforce but well......if you haven't been living inside a cave up until now you should know that the Western World and Other Developed Worlds, the places with the lowest fertility rate are not too....."pleased" with the arrival of other "foreigners" to stay within their respective country.
The low level of supply of the workforce could also lead to the increasement of their demand and subsequently their price up the roof therefore causing quite an economic situation which could lead out to some great changes reminiscent of the labour situation of the post-black death world, for the better or worse.
So there you have it, Between low population growth and xenophobic tendency, the developed worlds are currently sitting on their 'upside-down pyramids" waiting for the inevitable unless they changed their ways, fast and decisively.