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(Quartz)   India finally succeeds in achieving population control after introducing: A) free contraceptives. B) sterilization incentives. C) cable TV   (qz.com) divider line 34
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2013-06-16 08:46:15 AM
Wait till they get the f*cking bill.
 
2013-06-16 09:35:10 AM
They finally have entertainment that doesn't involve procreation.
 
2013-06-16 09:47:49 AM
Makes sense actually. Bored people FARK more.

/but FARKING won't get you pregnant.
 
2013-06-16 09:58:45 AM
Define succeed.
 
2013-06-16 10:04:39 AM
I guess "16 and Pregnant" does work after all.
 
2013-06-16 10:06:25 AM
It's because years of TV radiation have left their genitals withered and useless.

/too obscure?
 
2013-06-16 10:10:54 AM
If they introduce World of Warcraft then the population growth trends would be thrown into reverse.
 
2013-06-16 10:11:39 AM
This was demonstrated in Brazil years ago. With zero notions of population control they had a correlation between areas that got TV and areas that didn't. Anything deeper you want to attribute to it is just model building to fit your preconceptions.
 
2013-06-16 10:15:21 AM
Makes sense.  It is an extension of the trend that the more educated a woman is the less children she has.  She realizes what options are open to her and decides 1 or 2 children are better than 15.  This is pushing that idea out beyond education.  Women are seeing fictionalized women not trooping around with a baseball team of tots in tow, and they want to emulate that in some way.  The foreign vs. domestic even makes sense, since watching American soaps would mean the message is "exotic women have few or no kids", but Indian soaps would mean "women like me can have few or no kids".
 
2013-06-16 10:17:28 AM

jehovahs witness protection: Wait till they get the f*cking bill.


India so horridly needs to curb population growth, that if this actually works, it will be not only rigging up houses for free, it will make it mandatory and enforce watching at gunpoint
 
2013-06-16 10:18:04 AM
As I've thought to myself for years when someone talks about their five (or more) kids ... Jeez, don't you guys have a TV?
 
2013-06-16 10:24:15 AM
NFL widows got nothing on cricket widows.
 
2013-06-16 10:28:04 AM

FrancoFile: NFL widows got nothing on cricket widows.


Well, mostly because he''s gone for a week at a time.
 
2013-06-16 10:32:27 AM

jehovahs witness protection: Wait till they get the f*cking bill.


actually, they'll get a TV bill.  but a f*cking bill would help reduce the population as well.  I think you're on to something.
 
2013-06-16 10:33:38 AM

Mrtraveler01: It's because years of TV radiation have left their genitals withered and useless.

/too obscure?


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Well I'll be damned
 
2013-06-16 10:39:32 AM
I thought it was their private space program to colonize Venus. Mars is too cold for them.
 
2013-06-16 10:51:32 AM
Does this work on anything else? If they run Downton Abbey on WGN, will Chicago's murder rate drop?
 
2013-06-16 10:55:49 AM

moothemagiccow: Does this work on anything else? If they run Downton Abbey on WGN, will Chicago's murder rate drop?


No.  But gangstas will start drinking vintage Port instead of Alizé.
 
2013-06-16 10:57:18 AM
Add some documentaries illustrating what a literal shiathole India is because there are too many goddamned people.
 
2013-06-16 11:16:01 AM
Well now they have something else to do.
 
2013-06-16 12:26:43 PM
Bollywood films are really long. No time left for farking.
 
2013-06-16 12:56:11 PM

EbolaNYC: Add some documentaries illustrating what a literal shiathole India is because there are too many goddamned people.


Some of the women are absolutely stunning, though
 
2013-06-16 01:04:12 PM
Honey, I'm in the mood, lets...  GO AWAY! I'M WATCHING MY STORIES!!
 
2013-06-16 01:08:51 PM

macdaddy357: Honey, I'm in the mood, lets...  GO AWAY! I'M WATCHING MY STORIES!!


Indian men watching 50 hour long cricket matches..."Go away, woman! Something exciting might happen today, if the gods are merciful!"
 
2013-06-16 01:18:44 PM
Interesting
 
2013-06-16 01:26:30 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: I thought it was their private space program to colonize Venus. Mars is too cold for them.


Venus does have ham bushes and blanket trees.
 
2013-06-16 02:15:38 PM

moothemagiccow: Does this work on anything else? If they run Downton Abbey on WGN, will Chicago's murder rate drop?


I don't know how accurate this is, but I heard that after some Air Force base put in free cable TV in the barracks, the number of "alcohol-related incidents" went way down.
 
2013-06-16 03:11:28 PM

machoprogrammer: EbolaNYC: Add some documentaries illustrating what a literal shiathole India is because there are too many goddamned people.

Some of the women are absolutely stunning, though


just learn to say neenu ninnu premisthunannu and you're set.
 
2013-06-16 03:19:47 PM

SDRR: Define succeed.


Same as "Jimmy" telling you that ekshully, the needful has already been done, thank you, call again.
 
2013-06-16 09:27:02 PM
Deepak Oprah
 
2013-06-16 10:33:33 PM

phalamir: FrancoFile: NFL widows got nothing on cricket widows.

Well, mostly because he''s gone for a week at a time.


Hey, they don't call it a "test" for nothing.
 
2013-06-16 11:42:33 PM
But for those that had cable in 2001, fertility goes up in 2002, and then in 2003 drops below both previous years.


And for those that never had cable, 2002 is way higher than 2001 and then falls like a rock in 2003.


Huh?
 
2013-06-17 07:19:36 AM
Wait till they get internet!

Then we will all turn into panda bears.
 
2013-06-17 08:23:35 AM
Just looks like noisy data with no clear correlation to me (as can be seen by the rate bumping up and down by those that had cable either always or never bouncing up and down quite a lot, making the 2002 data clearly having no significant trend - even the two years after probably is still above the average of "never cable". So basically there is one data point - the 2003 value for those that got cable in 2003. The 2001 and before birth rates are lower, but that could be related to other things (such as long term cable owners being wealthier/better educated than the average).
 
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