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Hardin, Garrett . Population, Biology and the Law. Stalking the Wild Taboo. Los Altos, CA: William Kaufmann, Inc., 1978.
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|180||At the present time many people react very emotionally to the mere suggestion that a government might take deliberate steps to control family size. Because of this resistence a not very courageous government might well elect to control population size by measures not specifically identified as population control measures. Following such a policy would give an illusion of individual freedom to the citizens, but the measures used would produce what the demography Kingsley Davis refers to as "a catalogue of horrors." (158 Science 730 (1967)) Trusting that individual families would use contraception when sufficiently motivated by external pressures, the government might: "squeeze consumers through taxation and inflation; make housing very scarce by limiting construction; force wives and mothers to work outside the home to offset the inadequacy of male wages, yet provide few childcare facilities; encourage migration to the city by payin glow wages in the country and providing few rural jobs; increase congestion in cities by starving the transit system; increase personal insecurity by encouraging conditions that produce unemployment and by haphazard political arrests."||population stabilization coercion|
|185||In a system that depends entirely on family responsibility for the survival of the children, population control may be attainable by family planning. But when family responsibility is overthrown by a social welfare system, family planning is no longer capable of producing population control. The family has the children, and the community feeds them.||population stabilization negative feedback cybernetics sociology|