ironman77: Further, How does a sovereign country account for population growth
This is really the same thing as asking for the definition of "sufficient" property: What is the carrying capacity of the national territory vs its population?
It is axiomatic in all currently "respectable" conceptions of political economy, that voluntary family planning is adequate to avoid a Malthusian crisis given technological civilization's creation of the so-called "demographic transition". This contract shares that axiom. It may be a false axiom, but if so, there simply is no possible political platform that is both practical and "respectable". Argue with others, not me. I have offered up another contract that does not rely on this axiom, but it is no more "respectable" than is state intervention in reproduction -- although it is my ultimate preference for a contract between sovereign individuals.
If you read nothing else, read this: A Contract Between Americans
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