A Weekly Commentary on Population and Immigration Issues.
Thirty four years have passed since, in 1980, NPG published a 62 page booklet that I had written titled, Urgently Needed Now: A National Policy to Reduce U.S. Population. In that small booklet I tried to explain why we at NPG believed that such a policy was urgently needed. […]
Alexandria, VA (March 13, 2014) – NPG President Don Mann, in his March 2014 President’s Column, states that the current drive in Congress and the White House to double immigration grows out of the widely held but misguided conviction that immigration-fed population growth ensures economic growth. Mann rejects the warning of the President’s Council of […]
No, it cannot. It is obviously not possible for our U.S. population to keep growing indefinitely. But we can, and do, pretend that it can, and, most unfortunately, our national immigration policy is based on that mistaken belief. But pretending does not make it so. […]
Christopher Clugston, author of the NPG Forum paper Whatever Happened to the Good Old Days?, is an ecological and resource economist who has been researching the economics of Non-renewable Natural Resources (NNRs) since 2006. This paper summarizes and updates his 2012 book: Scarcity – Humanity’s Final Chapter? […]
Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s Liberal-National coalition took power in Australia in September 2013, after winning a convincing election victory over the ruling Labor Party. Labor’s acquiescence in the country’s rapid population growth (which averaged 1.8 percent annually in the period from 2006 to 2011, peaking at 2.2 percent in 2008) […]