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[Book Review] Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline

by Max Kummerow In Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline (Crown Publishing Group, New York, 2019) Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson argue that population decline will bring many social and economic changes—some good, some bad. They assert that “In three decades, give or take…global population starts to decline.” Note that their title is […]


The Connection Between Population, Income, and Health

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 […]


What Kind of Example Is Canada Setting?

A look at Canada, a nation with such potential to be a sustainability leader, reveals a tragedy of wasted potential.


Elect More Women: Prerequisite for a Sustainable Economy

With men controlling legislative bodies, we’ve arrived at a global crisis point (both environmentally and socially). It’s time to try electing more women.