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 […]
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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.
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 […]
Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version Leon F. Bouvier & Lindsey Grant How Many Americans? San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, August 1994 We at NPG believe our members should know about this book. NPG played no role in its production, but both authors have written articles in the NPG Forum series. We think it […]
Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version The President’s proposal for a national Health Security Act must deal with an aging population structure, problems involving immigration, fertility, AIDS and perhaps other plagues, and a changing labor force. Those issues will affect the proposal in ways that may not be immediately apparent and that were […]