Why We Need A Smaller U.S. Population And How We Can Achieve It (An NPG Position Paper)

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This paper was originally published in July 1992, some 22 years ago when our population was 256 million. In that short space of time our population, now 320 million, increased by 64 million, an astonishing 25% growth in a little over two decades, or roughly 30 million per decade.

The problem is that no material growth, whether population growth or economic growth, is sustainable. Sustainable growth is an oxymoron.

The most crucial issue facing our nation is to decide at what size to stabilize our population. This paper represents an attempt to address that supremely important question.

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Donald Mann

President of Negative Population Growth, a national non-profit membership organization dedicated to educating Americans about the devastating effects of overpopulation on our environment and quality of life.
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