A Bicentennial Malthusian Essay: Conservation, Population and the Indifference to Limits

Learn more: the Malthusian Bicentennial NPG Executive Director Sharon McCloe Stein’s Review “In 1798, Thomas Robert Malthus wrote the controversial Essay on the Principle of Population in which he stated: “… the power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man.” Two hundred years later, a far […]

The Case Against Immigration Book Review

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 profoundly moral.  […]

The Case Against Immigration (NPG Footnote)

Roy Beck The Case Against Immigration  New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1996. $24.00 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, […]

Juggernaut: Growth on a Finite Planet

Lindsey Grant examines the human condition as population and consumption levels approach the edges of the Earth’s ability to support them. The book is a unique synopsis of the interactions among population, food production, the energy transition, air pollution and climate change, technology, trade policies, productivity and unemployment. It describes the different ways that the […]

Poll Finds One-Fifth Opposed to All Immigration

by Michelle Mittelstadt  Associated Press February 26, 1996 Washington (AP) – Nearly eight of every 10 Americans believe immigration rates should be dramatically scaled back and fully one-fifth want a halt to all immigration, legal or not, a new poll suggests.  The roper poll, commissioned by a small non-profit group that advocates a substantially decreased […]

Food, Energy, and Society

Food, Energy, and Society by David and Marcia Pimentel, Editors University Press of Colorado, 1996, Revised Edition. Hardback. Food, Energy, and Society provides a detailed evaluation of the link between two of the greatest problems we face today – uncontrolled population growth and the destruction of our various life-supporting systems – food, land, water, and […]

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