John Taves Posted over 1 year ago Melinda Gates: Let's put birth control back on the agenda Are you asking how we should collectively limit our fertility? Are you asking whether the Chinese penalties for having more than 1 child are the best way to do this? If that is your question, I do not know the answer. In a democracy, the political candidates and the people will discuss this via the normal democratic process, but that is impossible without the knowledge I am trying to convey. In other words, these questions are irrelevant right now. What is relevant, is the task of correcting the nearly universal ignorance on this topic.