The solutions advanced in "Let's defuse the population bomb--with free markets" (Economic Viewpoint, May 23), strike me as some sort of idealism with scant support in reality, for sooner or later mankind will be unable to pay Mother Nature's bill. Our society is already incapable of digesting or accommodating the overflow of people, accelerating the depletion of its resources.

Roberto M. Dulzaides

Caracas, Venezuela

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