More TV equals fewer babies?

How to solve India’s population problem: Supply every village with electricity so that every villager will watch more television late at night and have less sex.


This is the brainchild of India’s new health and welfare minister.

Let’s all think about this one for a minute.

I know firsthand how overpopulation can ruin good things in India. Build a school and a year later, you gotta build another one because there are that many more kids. India is slated to become the world’s most populous nation by 2050 with a population of a whopping 1.7 billion.

But watching television seems a peculiar way to tackle this problem. Might it be better to educate people instead? So that they understand the consequences of having too many children? So that the children they do have can grow up and work decent jobs?

In any case, Indian television has plenty of sexy stuff on air. Wouldn’t that spur people into babymaking activities?

Think about it and let me know if you think this idea, birthed on World Population Day, has any merit.

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