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Confronting The 21st Century’s Hidden Crisis: Reducing Human Numbers by 80%

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 […]

Demography and Health Care Reform

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 […]

The Biologist and the Economist: Is Dialogue Possible?

Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version by Nathan Keyfitz  When population issues arise in government or the press, economists’ advice is regularly sought, even though modern post-Keynesian economics offers very little methodological help in dealing with secular change or limits. Biology is perhaps the discipline best suited to offer systematic insights into the […]

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