Dave: Look at these guys. Imagine doing that every fucking night. Just changing light bulbs.
Me: They get paid really well for it. They also have an incredible pension - well, they used to before the economy went south. When the economy comes back it will be a great pension again.
Dave: It's never coming back.
Me: Why not?
Dave: Because, there's too many people. Someone needs to go the Hitler route again and take out half the population.
Dave: We need a new Hitler to trim the population or we'll never be prosperous again.
Me: Or Randal Flagg.
Me: Okay, why do you think that we need to halve the population?
Dave: Because, there's too many people and not enough jobs. If we take out half of the population there will be plenty of jobs for everyone.
Me: Makes sense.
Dave: And no one cares anymore about having kids so the rest of the world is outpopulating us. When my parents were growing up everyone had five or six kids. When I was having kids you were supposed to have three. Now people will only have one and they wait until they're older to have it. Everyone's too self-absorbed now.
Me: So we have to take them out?
Dave: It's gonna happen. I think it's going to be us making our own poison or disease that does it for us.
Me: Like Aids?
Dave: Worse even. It's going to wipe out the planet. We won't be around to see it but it's gonna happen.
Me: So we won't be around to see the economy recover?
Dave: I don't know.