Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version Illegal immigration, increasingly profitable for powerful interests, has added as many as 12.5 million to the U.S. population since 1960. Ending the flow will demand a national consensus to fully fund enforcement, insulate it from pressures, and mandate electronic verification of work eligibility. The public social costs […]
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NPG’s Forum Series features original research and analysis on U.S. population issues and policy from some of the most prominent writers in the population field. This page features only our most recent Forum papers.
The nation grows, but public and political interest in the consequences is close to negligible. That inattention makes the issue more, not less, important. What is here proposed is the use of a systematic foresight process — a “Sustainability Project” — to bring population growth back into the national debate by publicizing the consequences of […]
The term “sustainable development” has become fashionable, but it is regularly used in the sense of “sustainable growth,” a self-contradictory concept beloved by those who want to continue at the same old stand growth as a solution to all problems and yet couch it in terms that will not offend environmentalists. The United Nations has […]
Roy Beck The Case Against Immigration New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1996. Journalist, immigration scholar and active protestant layman, Roy Beck is pro-immigrant but anti-immigration- at least immigration at its present level of one million-plus yearly. His book is a powerful case against today’s mass immigration that is compassionate, racially-sensitive but not racist, and […]
by David Simcox Immigration of 1.1 million persons a year perpetuates population growth and dims prospects for a smaller, environmentally sustainable U.S. population. Since the 1970s the vast majority of Americans have voted by their fertility rates to stabilize population. But immigration has nullified their choice. Humanitarian immigration — refugees, asylees and temporarily protected persons– […]
Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version by J. Kenneth Smail J. Kenneth Smail is a Professor of Anthropology Department of Anthropology/Sociology at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio My position is simply stated. Within the next half-century, it will be essential for the human species to have fully operational a flexibly designed, broadly equitable and […]