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Topics: Thomas Malthus

Population Controllers Tout New Tool: Overconsumption



When a journalist on the panel said he didn’t see “how to get the rich world to consume less,” Ramdas said: “You force it… you can force women to have less children, you can force people to consume less… Suck it up!”

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People Are The Enemy



There really is nothing new under the sun. In a recent Yahoo News article, straightforwardly entitled “Save the Planet: Have Fewer Kids,” human beings are told—again, that we are the cause of all the earth’s woes.  Everything would be better, the article declares, if we would just have fewer children.   Two hundred years ago, a British vicar named Thomas Malthus said something remarkably similar. In 1798, Rev. Malthus did some unsophisticated math, and surmised …

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April 07 — Be Afraid, Be Very, Very Afraid: The Population Bomb is About to Go Off (Again)



Para leer este boletín en español, haga click aquí. 07 April 2009 — Vol. 11/No. 10 According to Nina Fedoroff, the United States’ Science and Technology Adviser, we should all be very, very afraid. Interviewed on the BBC’s One Planet radio program, Fedoroff came across as a population alarmist in the mold of Thomas Malthus or Paul Ehrlich. Already, she claimed “humans had exceeded the Earth’s ‘limits of sustainability’.” She insisted that “we need to …

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Part 2. The Malthusian Delusion and the Origins of Population Control



Note: The following is excerpted from Steven Mosher’s book, Population Control—Real Costs, Illusory Benefits. The first population bomber of the modern age was, by profession at least, ill-suited to the task. The Rev. Thomas Malthus, Anglican clergyman, predicted in 1798 that there would be standing room only on this earth by the Year of Our Lord, 1890. A London talk by Benjamin Franklin had inflamed Malthus’ imagination. The American polymath had proudly proclaimed to his …

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People of Faith Beware: The Left Has Decided That There Is No Right To Have More Than One Child



  23 July 2008     Vol. 10 / No. 29 People of Faith Beware: The Left Has Decided That There Is No Right To Have More Than One Child The right to procreate goes back to the very beginning of time, and is part of our very nature. “Be fruitful and multiply,” it should be recalled, was the first commandment given to our first parents. Even Malthus himself, the original population scaremonger, admitted that natural law …

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Starvation Scapegoat: Blaming Population For A Green Problem



  02 June 2008     Vol. 10 / No. 22 Starvation Scapegoat: Blaming Population For A Green Problem Although the search for clean, alternative sources of energy is to be commended in and of itself, the environmentalist movement has a history of overreaching. The ethanol story is a case in point. Of course the farmers are happy that another major, government-subsidized market for their products has arisen-and we at PRI like farmers. But the ethanol story …

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Welcoming Baby 6,666,666,666: PRI Celebrates the Latest Population Milestone



  19 May 2008     Vol. 10 / No. 20 Welcoming Baby 6,666,666,666: PRI Celebrates the Latest Population Milestone According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the world’s 6,666,666,666th person was born on May 10th. The occasion gave rise to the usual calls for more population control to stave off a demographic disaster. According to Overpopulation.net, the only thing this number shows us is that we have “passed our sustainability,” and that the population crash the world …

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The Cost of Control: Steve Mosher’s Book Explodes the Myth of Overpopulation



  13 May 2008     Vol. 10 / No. 19 The Cost of Control: Steve Mosher’s Book Explodes the Myth of Overpopulation As the very first line of Steven Mosher’s latest book reads, we have all grown up “on a poisonous diet of overpopulation propaganda.” Mosher’s book, Population Control-Real Costs, Illusory Benefits is, first and foremost, an answer to the allegation that the human race is inexorably multiplying, hell-bent toward a giant demographic cliff like so …

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