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300 Million and Immigration: Separating the Issues



America’s population reached 300 million people in October. Those of us who see people as a resource celebrated, especially since we recognize the need for more workers to support America’s baby boomers in their impending retirement. Yet even many who have a pro-people attitude and recognize our worsening worker-retiree ratio have problems with America’s current immigration levels. Sometimes, this spills over into hostility toward population growth per se. It’s past time to separate these two …

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300 Million and Immigration: Separating the Issues



13 October 2006   Volume 8 / Number 40 Dear Colleague: Population growth benefits America, whatever the flaws of our current immigration system. 300 Million and Immigration: Separating the Issues America’s population will reach 300 million people on Tuesday morning. Those of us who see people as a resource will celebrate, especially since we recognize the need for more workers to support America’s baby boomers in their impending retirement. Yet even many who have a pro-people …

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From the Countries



Singapore Seeks Population Solutions In a recent interview, DPM Wong Kan Seng, Singapore’s Minister-in-charge of population issues, brought to light the problems his country is facing with a decreasing and aging population. He appeared to see the truth of Singapore’s population problems and offered good suggestions and solutions. We can hope other leaders in the population departments of other countries will recognize the worldwide problems already facing, or soon to face, their governments with the …

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