Fatal Misconception The struggle to control world population By Mathew James Connelly

http://www.economist.com/node/11402576

Fatal Misconception the Struggle to control world populationFatal Misconception the Struggle to control world population

By Mathew James Connelly

A quote from the economist article

The population controllers are often arrogant. In 1927 a Rockefeller-funded study of contraception sought “some simple measure which will be available for the wife of the slum-dweller, the peasant, or the coolie, though dull of mind.” In 1935 one representative told India’s Council of State that population control was a necessity for the masses, adding that “it is not what they want, but what is good for them.” The problem with the natives was that “they are born too much and they don’t die enough,” a public-health official in French Indochina stated in 1936.

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