The Economist , of late, is reminding me of the old saw, ' Nero fiddled while Rome burned'. However, I think that is very apropos. The world is overpopulated and it has reached crisis proportions. Changing ecosystems,climate and economies. It must be addressed and yet The Economist and it's staff have nothing better to do than insult countries like Japan for having ' negative demographics', chide Western countries ( especially the USA ) for not taking in enough immigrants even though it is destroying both social fabric and economy, and then publish ' feel good ' articles on vertical farming. Do you really think that will do anything?
"How ironic it will be if , in 50 years or so , Japan is doing quite well and we are all living in Sao Paulo. I guess it won't matter to the staff of the Economist because , as educated people , they won't be living in the favelas of London or Los Angeles.