Housing starts and "natural population growth" (aka land depletion)

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A number of articles on the economic situation claim that "natural population growth" justifies and/or will absorb surplus housing starts in the current market. In general, housing starts, i.e. new homes on untouched land, are mostly about population growth, with the expectation that it will never end.
But, there is nothing "natural" about annual world population growth of 75,000,000, with U.S. population growth at 3,000,000 per year. If any other large animal grew its numbers like Man, we'd call it a plague and send in the troops.
Endless growth of any kind (except intelligence) on a FINITE planet is UNnatural and should never be encouraged just to create construction jobs.
E.A.
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Can one really be a productive member of a consumptive society?
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Why haven't you yet pulled the noose ??
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Scott M. Kozel wrote:

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Yeah. You'd think that those who care so much would be quick to exit.
But that's a hypocrisy of liberal/progressives. Moralists and do-gooders. They want to use government to tell others what to do while they continue to do as they please.
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Public policy is about _everyone_! . . --
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wrote:

He wants to pull YOUR noose.
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He needs to be the first partaker of what he is proposing ...
He needs to pull HIS noose.
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Enough Already wrote:

It isnt just about population growth, plenty just upgrade their houses.

Yes, the population growth in the US is entirely due to immigration now.

Wrong.
Wrong.
It isnt.

Corse you can.
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Rod Speed wrote:

Could you give us an example? Tadej
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Tadej Brezina wrote

There is no endless growth of anything, not even population in the first world if you take out immigration.
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Rod Speed wrote:

You seem to be right. That no material thing can grow endlessly is a no brainer for the material world. I'm not an astronomer, but they still seem to argue, how the universe is going to expand further. Nevertheless the intelligence thing might also be restricted to finite borders, as e.g. people can't become endlessly intelligent and their number is also finite, hence the result is finite.
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On Mon, 9 Mar 2009 19:22:15 -0700 (PDT), Enough Already

such is the grand conservative Ponzi scheme.

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The problem is that so many people don't believe that the Earth is finite. They think that it is infinite, just as many once thought that the forests on land and the fishes in the sea were infinite. Some people can not distinguish between "really huge" and "infinite".
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f.barnes wrote:

They actually have enough of a clue to have noticed that even tho the population numbers have increased very dramatically, we ALL live a hell of a lot better than they did a couple of centurys ago and millennia ago in spades.

Like hell they do.

And some cant even work out whats actually happening either.
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Aren't you happy with the effect of modern warfare? Over 100 million killed in the last century. War and abortions are methods of population control. . . --
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(David P.) wrote:

Wont be happening again now that nukes have ensured that we wont see another world war.

Wrong, as always. Not one modern first world country is even self replacing on population now if you take out imigration.
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Enough Already wrote:

Obviously that has ended.
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Really? You send in the troops when chimps and monkeys reach the end of their periodic population expansions and contractions?
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No such thing as endless growth.
Aren't you happy with the effect of modern warfare? Over 100 million killed in the last century. War and abortions are methods of population control.
Be clear. How many more do you want killed and what is your preferred method?

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Can one be a consumer in a productive society?
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wrote:

birth control. Easy.

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Wont be happening again now that nukes have ensured that we wont see another world war.

Wrong, as always. Not one modern first world country is even self replacing on population now if you take out immigration. . . --
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On Tue, 10 Mar 2009 11:42:55 -0700 (PDT), "(David P.)"

bwa-ha-ha-ha... You really believe this?
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PeterD wrote

Wota stunningly rational line of argument you have there, child.

Yep. You watch.
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