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Julia Whitty‘s dissection of the population crisis, The Last Taboo, at Mother Jones is a fantastic piece of journalism that will most likely change the way that you look at the world. The article is an impressive objective look at the issue of overpopulation that manages to skirt all the negative connotations, from racism to totalitarianism, that the subject tends to dredge up.
Whitty’s assertions: 1) Global birthrate must fall if the planet is to sustain all the people currently on it. 2) The most effective contraception is properly educated women who are prospering financially. 3) The most effective way of accomplishing this is through micro loans.