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 […]

How Many Americans?: Population, Immigration and the Environment

by Leon F. Bouvier and Lindsey Grant Sierra Club Books, 1994. Read NPG President Donald Mann’s Review In this tough-minded, lucid book, Leon Bouvier and Lindsey Grant examine the inevitable and escalating environmental degradation that will result if population growth pushes the limits of our already strained environmental carrying capacity. If we are already grappling […]

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 […]

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 […]

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