reply to post by NewlyAwakened
I agree with you on the free-market, as I believe that a free-market is the best solution for natural law, however certain conditions would have to be
met, before it would be efective at population control. One such condition would be an extremely large population in of itself.
In a true free-market system, the more kids you have, the more "help" you have. We saw this play out through the centuries of our history, where it
was very common for a family to have 10-15 kids. In a central and favor-given market, like our current market, kids become a financial burden, as our
labor is really owned by someone else and the efficiency of that labor is lost to someone else. It is when we are salves, whether wage slaves or
captive slaves, that the burden of children actually out-weighs the benefits of the same.
Take for instance a true free-market economy, where I don't have to pay a doctor to treat my child's illness or broken leg. I'm not forced to
purchase food from the super-market and instead I can hunt my own. I'm not forced to work a 9-5 and stick my child in day-care, etc, etc, etc...
Instead, I'm relegated to work for someone, where I get peanuts on the dollar and then I'm forced to patronize other's services for that child.
I'm forced to provide labor in the form of money to a government that benefits the same people who benefit directly from labor. Sure, someone can
open their own business, however they have to get permission to do so, pay taxes and fees and then you aren't even opening that business in a free
market and so are playing by rules that are designed to worked against you, thus you are in the same spot as if you simply worked for someone else.
However, on the flip side, evolution would be less diverted but not completely on course, as charity takes the place of social welfare. Not too many
people can walk by a child begging for food without breaking them off a loaf of bread. This empathy just may be our fundamental evolutionary flaw.
Because of this, I believe that civilization has diverted our evolutionary path and we as a speicies are no longer capable of purifying our DNA and
enhancing our species by adapting through natural selection.
We have to have someway of mass die-offs, so you really have to pick your poison. War is a good way for at least a percentage of the population to
have a fighting chance, as your skill, fortitude and determination will decide your odds. Now don't get me wrong, poison is still poison and I don't
like or advocate for war, though I do think that it is nature's way of making up for our shortfall in the evolutionary cycle.