If we don't halt population growth with justice and compassion, it will be done for us by nature, brutally and without pity - and will leave a ravaged world. Nobel Laureate Dr. Henry W. Kendall We can not wait until we have a problem like China to start discussing serious legislature to reduce US and world populations. I would be for a variety of laws: -The first change I would make would be through education, and birth control. If you are on welfare you should be on birth control. -Next, make a regressive tax on the amount of kids you have verses supporting the decision to have more babies, with more money. -I would even support limiting the number of children a person is allowed to have, but specifically those who can not afford to. -Incentives on adopting children should be large. We are providing a home to an orphan, and in many cases avoiding another person that family would have birthed instead of adopting a baby already on the planet. I am not talking about fining the poor. We need to increase the accessibility of affordable birth control so that those on welfare can prevent more children. You ignored the suggestion of increasing incentives to adopt instead of birth. I will explain the welfare reform that is needed: $=X dollars Currently- more kids=more $$$$ My suggestion- 1 dependent =$ 2 dependents = $$ 3 dependents=$$$ 4 dependents=$$ 5 dependents=$ The amount of aid you will get, will go down leaving you with more personal accountability for your actions. I post this thread as a think tank for both ideas/legislation that should be placed now, and for thoughts about what the future will hold when we are forced to deal with the overpopulated earth. What do you think is possible, or necessary?