My father was a successful business man. Although he was not a learned man, he was something far better… he was a wise man.  
He always said that market forces should determine the price of commodities. When there is scarcity, the price must go up and when there is a glut, the price should plummet.
Evidently the increasing problems caused by overpopulation, have now also reduced the value of Man, as we clearly see the reckless and insensitive choices made and actions taken by politicians, which gives one the distinct feeling, that due to their sheer abundance, humans have become dispensable.