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Demographic Collapse, Reproductive Technologies Used Within the Pronatalist Movement and Why Charter Cities are Key to Build Technophilic Growth Cultures
Ep. 58 with Malcolm Collins
In this episode, we talk about a wide range of topics including:
Demographic Collapse: At current fertility rates in developed countries, there will be 5 grandchildren per 100 people. This demographic trend is not economically sustainable and will lead to fundamental transformations of society.
Pronatalism: Pronatalism is a movement that Malcolm and his wife Susan are well, known for as the founders of Pronatalists.org.
The analogy is with climate change: it's not about freezing the planet, it's about countering an unsustainable trend - population decline - by having more children.
Charter Cities: Malcolm views charter cities as key for the pronatalist movements as incubators for a different culture that is not influenced by "urban monoculture".
Some of Malcolm's surprising theses are:
The collapse is coming when markets price in lack of population growth and divest from assets that losing money to places that grow. These shifts in market sentiments typically happen gradually, and then suddenly.
The winning cultures need more than high birth rates. The Amish people have high birth rates, but little clout. The winning cultures need to have high birth rates and be technophilic and be at the forefront of technology
The key for charter cities or special jurisdictions to attract Malcolm are: a) a guaranteed right to use reproductive technologies, and b) a harsh environment, like a space colony, that nurture a culture of hard work to survive
This is a kaleidoscopic episode with insights into the frontiers of humanity.