Ending Illegal Immigration: Make It Unprofitable

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 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 […]

Elephants in the Volkswagen: Facing the Tough Questions About Our Overcrowded Country

In the last century, the United States has grown from 75 million people to 250 million. Have we gone too far? How can an optimum population be identified and achieved, and how can we confront the problems now facing our overcrowded country? Negative Population Growth put these questions to specialists on the environment, food and […]

The Plight of the Chesapeake

Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version by Stephen Tennenbaum & Robert Costanza This is the thirteenth in a series of NPG Forum papers exploring the idea of optimum population ö what would be a desirable population size for the United States? Without any consensus even as to whether the population should be larger […]

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