Bomb That Fizzledby Ben Wattenberg. By having relatively few children, people today are eroding the population base that should pay for their pensions in their old age. In 1955 there were nine American workers to support each Social Security recipient. Today there are three. There is likely to be a lot more personal sadness ahead. There will be missing children and missing grandchildren. Is the rest of the country destined to look like Manhattan, which has the country's largest concentration of people living alone (48 percent)?
In Appreciation of Julian Simonby Steven W Mosher. I listened spellbound. Up to this time I had been objecting to China's one-child policy on the grounds that it was immoral. Now I was learning from this brilliant economist that there was a powerful economic rationale against population control as well
Too Many People? Not by a long shotby Steven W Mosher. Confounding the doomsayers, world population growth is slowing dramatically. Let us then agree to redirect the $385 million to be spent on population control programs this year into bona fide health-care programs. Let us save the 2.1 million children each year who, according to UNICEF, are dying from vaccine-preventable diseases. Let us provide Vitamin A supplements to poor children, averting one to two million deaths each year
UN admits it was wrong about overpopulationThis is a newswire article reporting that the UN has admitted that it had grossly overestimated the increase in the world's population. Sadly, no apology to the children of the Third World who were aborted because of coercive population control measures implemented by the UN or with its blessing because of its alarmist population projections…