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Overpopulation — the ultimate killer


…democracy cannot survive overpopulation. Human dignity cannot survive it. Convenience and decency cannot survive it. As you put more and more people into the world, the value of life not only declines, it disappears. It doesn’t matter if someone dies. The more people there are, the less one individual matters.



(NB: Asimov wrote many essays on the dangers of overpopulation.  One of his most powerful essays on the topic is The Power of Progression, published in the May, 1969 edition of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.) 

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