MB, don’t forget that China just lifted its 1-child/family policy this week. They’re concerned about their future population, with the aging population dying off, and not very many coming up behind them. For every two parents growing older, they’re only producing one child. That’s a population decrease machine – no famine or war needed. It may be that they can’t afford anything that takes out large numbers of even their population, otherwise why cancel the one child policy?