"Overpopulation"

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"Overpopulation" is a word used to suggest that there are too many people. It is typically used by those in countries with relatively low populations that are high consumers of material goods.

Victim blaming

The word "overpopulation", and a lot of the associated dogma and language conjures a simple frame of scarcity by sharing a fixed amount of things between too many people. To the extent that this overlooks a history and/or present of plunder by colonial powers (i.e. "developed" nation states) it is a form of victim blaming: people here are poor because there are too many of them, not because the country has been looted by foreigners determined to get more resources.



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