»Nativity varies and it is a well known fact that people tend to produce more offspring during war and poverty. Some, more well off, European countries are suffering from declining populations, bringing a threat to pension schemes, for example.«
– Einar Du Rietz
journalist and communications consultant
Here we come to a curious phenomenon: rich countries complain about the so-called demographic change or fall in the birth rate and poor countries about overpopulation. Apart from the fact that an outside observer might get the idea that we humans complain about everything, one perhaps not so obvious advantage of the Natural Economy of Life can be seen here.
If the birth rate in rich countries is falling while poor countries are inundated with new-borns, a monetary and economic system that results in worldwide prosperity should lead to a fall in the birth rate as well. This fall in the birth rate would be completely voluntary. No measures are necessary such as are currently in force in China, where (with some exceptions) a family is only permitted to have one child.
Isn’t it wonderful when problems are solved by themselves and completely voluntarily? Alone this one advantage that the overpopulation problem is solved by itself in an agreeable and voluntary manner should be sufficient reason for introducing the Natural Economy of Life.