How pronatalism feeds the economy
Nandita Bajaj talks with Planet:Critical podcast host, the fearless Rachel Donald (new member of Stable Planet Alliance's advisory board), in this podcast published here on 15 March, 2023.
“Who benefits from shaming people who do not have children, or glorifying large families? Pushing marriage, pushing children, keeps corporations, the baby industry, the car industry, the housing industry, the property development industry, in business.
“All lines, for the most part, lead to growth: Growth in your own kind, growth in GDP, growth in consumerism, growth of religion, growth of a certain ethnic tribe. And all of those things undermine not just reproductive autonomy, they undermine the rights of the children that are simply seen as commodities to continue on that growth.”
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