By Max Kummerow For hundreds of years, economists have debated whether population growth is good or bad. Malthus said exponential population growth increases labor supply, so wages fall until starvation, war, or plague stops growth in numbers. Marx said capitalism causes poverty and hunger, so population growth is good, because “every stomach is born with […]
By Brian Czech (With apologies to the Octomom, who didn’t ask for this kind of attention.) Mention the Octomom, and the first thing that comes to mind is that ridiculous fecundity. If she tried running for President, she’d never make it to the first debate, because everyone would take the 14-kid factoid (yes, she had 6 before […]
Alexandra Paul says it’s time to put aside politeness when it comes to opening a dialogue about overpopulation.
Blake Alcott navigates the mine field of population policy and manages to defuse a mine or two along the way.
Tom Butler defends land preservation as a critical strategy for dealing with the downsides of economic growth.