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Comment author: kbog  (EA Profile) 22 May 2016 05:26:44AM *  1 point [-]

Why think that reduced poverty (with better education, health, and slower population growth as consequences, not to mention potential for better international relations) is more likely to harm than help the long-run?

I don't think it's obviously going to harm more than help, but it could harm, based on accelerating greenhouse gas emissions and worsened international relations (Thucydides' traps and instability to existing hegemonic structures).