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Population and the Outbreak of Peace

By Max Kummerow

Adelyne More’s 1917 feminist pamphlet Fecundity and Civilization stated flatly that population stabilization “is the most effective way of ensuring the cessation of war.”[1] All species’ potential rates of reproduction enable exponential population growth. Population numbers are kept within environmental capacity by rising mortality as populations increase. Ecologists call this process “density-dependent mortality.” Many “group-selected” social species fight territorial wars as populations grow, such as chimpanzees,


War and Peace and the Steady State Economy

Herman Daly discusses the natural alliances between peacemakers and steady staters, and between the growth economy and warfare.


Sir Thomas Enough: Utopia and the Steady State

With his vision of Utopia, perhaps Sir Thomas More should have changed his last name to Enough.