i may not agree totally on some of your previous posts nix^ its not all about the money. think about resources, niether do we recycle, nor do we conserve. think about all the farmland that is being bought over for residential or commerical pourposes. the population is increasing, food and other resources are decreasing. worst hit by india's industrialization are farmers. they are given a pittance for their land by industrialists who make hundreds of crores.
why do they need so much land? do they use all of? yes, but mostly for lawns and fountains.
the newspapers tell you why a growing population is good, but they dont tell why it can be bad.
in western countries, the quality of life is better, for everybody. even a construction worker or a taxi driver can live a comfortable life, thats why many indians become taxi drivers there. the same cannot be said of india. that is where population can make a difference.
when you point out that countries like japan have had stagnant growth rate, you dont take in account, the fact that japan grew long before we did. so now, they already have all the factories and stuff that we are getting just now. most of their population is empolyed, unlike here. again, you have to consider the quality of life.
you say nobody wants to go and work in villages, well that coz our govt cannot provide necessary facilities in rural areas. no electricity, no roads etc... that is where we get our food from, but yet, they are the most neglected.
you say india has had a good growth rate, if india was all that good, why do we still see thousands of our youth going away to USA, UK etc..? because the quality of life is better. why is that? because of demand for engineers. why is that? because of low population and good living conditions. young people there do not want to learn something difficult like math coz they dont have to. they can become sales executives and still live a comfortable life.
but we dont have a choice. we do what people say is "paying". but they, they do what they want to do. thats precisely the reason why, they have a few engineers who are way smarter than most our engineers.
they do something coz they want to do it. we do it coz we need to do it.
but what you have said now is very true