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Considering those hundreds of millions are also the ones most adverse to reducing their output (since it’s slowly taking them out of abject poverty and starvation), there is a good case for respecting their wishes and see where they take us. As you say, “we” have less to lose than “them”, after all; and we’ve already spent so many centuries already dictating them what to do, that it would probably be a bad time to double down on this sort of thing.

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