This Forum examines the current levels of destruction of the American environment by our current population growth, fueled by immigration, which continues to devastate our natural resources. Already ninetyeight percent of old growth forests have been destroyed, and a third of our plants and animals could face extinction. Meanwhile, sprawl consumes three million acres of […]
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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.
Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version Better Not Bigger by Eben Fodor New Society Publishers, 1999 Reviewed by former NPG Executive Director Sharon McCloe Stein American attitudes toward growth reflect a great deal of ambivalence. Many see economic and population growth as good business, more consumers, more workers, more prosperity ÷ a rising tide […]
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 […]
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 […]