I love the Economist!!!

“A fertile side-effect

States should not be in the business of pushing people to have babies. If women decide to spend their 20s clubbing rather than child-rearing, and their cash on handbags rather than nappies, that’s up to them. But the transition to a lower population can be a difficult one, and it is up to governments to ease it. Fortunately, there are a number of ways of going about it—most of which involve social changes that are desirable in themselves.”

Oh yeah!!! Global population is flattening! Perhaps eventually this could mean fewer traffic jams, eh? What they’re referring to in the above comment is how France is trying to give French women cash incentives to breed. Quel Degulas! So WHAT! if French, or any other nationality or race, become endangered species? Jeesh. Maybe then people will start to recognize that we’re really all Human, and that nationalist qualities are just a construct of the culture a person is raised in.

As a Sustainability Consultant, my challenge will be to help companies adapt to shrinking markets. I know growth is important, but at the expense of quality of living?

full article here: http://www.economist.com/opinion/displayStory.cfm?Story_ID=9545933