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Thread #166608   Message #4008174
Posted By: Mr Red
09-Sep-19 - 04:26 PM
Thread Name: BS: India moon landing
Subject: RE: BS: India moon landing
India's poverty is not helped by a burgeoning population. But they tried to address that and it didn't go well. Having sufficient offspring to guarantee having at least one to survive, prosper and look after you into your old age is an investment. In short: a pension.

India's GDP is enhanced by having a technologically competent society, in sufficient quantity. Vanity projects, like moon landings, is one way to inject momentum into the economy. Global kudos, national pride.

Choices, all too easy, if all you have is a telescope on the facts. The whole picture may be blurred, but it is wholly, instead of holey.