Your gift helps publish and distribute materials like this. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In recent years, America’s radio stations, televisions, newspaper headlines, and magazine covers have been inundated with talk of “sanctuary cities.” Experts on both sides of the argument have proclaimed their position – it’s the “absolutely right” or “absolutely wrong” thing for America […]
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All are welcome and all are invited – especially those who care about leaving the world in better shape than we found it. Every problem is affected by this great exploiter. Overpopulation diminishes our resources, landscapes, water supply, and the ability of our climate to regulate itself. Our poor and disenfranchised are overwhelmed by this issue, as it swims in ridiculous taboos. […]
Your gift helps publish and distribute materials like this. THE IMPACT OF REFUGEES ON THE SIZE AND SECURITY OF THE U.S. POPULATION An NPG Forum Paper by Edwin S. Rubenstein Since the end of World War II, the United States has provided a safe haven for many oppressed peoples. The Displaced Persons Act of […]
Your gift helps publish and distribute materials like this. THE SCALE OF THINGS AND DEMOGRAPHIC FATIGUE An NPG Forum Paper by Walter Youngquist The earth is straining under a demographic assault on a scale never before seen. The overwhelming scale of its problems comes from resource demands of continued population growth, the problem that […]
Move Upstream: A Call to Solve Overpopulation An NPG Booknote Ardent naturalist, author, and longtime population activist Karen I. Shragg has recently released a new book: Move Upstream: A Call to Solve Overpopulation (Freethought House, Inc.; Minneapolis – St. Paul, Minnesota, 2015 – available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble). A member of the Advisory […]
We are a nation of immigrants: except for American Indians, we or our ancestors left other countries for a better life in the United States. For much of our history, immigration was good for the economy. Compared to Europe, the U.S. was well endowed with land and capital but relatively short of labor. By populating the frontier, increasing the size of the market economy, and adding valuable skills and expertise to the native workforce, successive waves of foreign workers enhanced the living standards of earlier immigrants as well as their U.S.-born children[…]