Reinventing Malthus for the 21st Century:
A Bicentennial Event on Malthus' Original Population Essay
A presentation sponsored by
Thank you, Sharon, and thank you all for coming. As we work on many important environmental issues around the country, including population and immigration, it's extraordinary to find that immigration and population issues ö population issues in particular ö seem to be the most influential, undiscussed components of American public policy today. John Rohe's new book, A Bicentennial Malthusian Essay, may change that. We hope that this discussion will provide an important beginning of a framework as the country and the world observes the two hundredth anniversary of Malthus' original population essay. John Rohe has provided us with an easy-to-read, comprehensive understanding of the meaning of Malthus. Perhaps today, in the course of our discussion, we can consider what those ideas and lessons teach us as we move into the twenty-first century. I want to thank NPG for helping us cosponsor this, as well as U.S. Inc. in Michigan for its financial support of this event. And with that, I would like to turn the microphone over to John Rohe.