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Archive of posts published in the tag: Paul Ehrlich

Centrally Planned Ignorance

From National Review, Kevin Williams’ China’s Population Problem: Governments always operate in ignorance, and authoritarian governments suffer from this more than the governments of liberal societies. That is because in liberal societies, the spontaneous orders of markets, civil society, and

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The Appeal of the Apolcalypse

Kevin Williamson at National Review addresses the zero sum thinking in The New New Malthusians: excerpt: For well over a century after Malthus’s death, variations on his prophecy — that growing human populations would eventually overwhelm the world’s natural resources,

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Are Humans Problems or Solutions?

from Robert Tracinski in The Federalist, What the New York Times Didn’t Learn from Paul Ehrlich’s Population Bomb Fizzle excerpts: But the story is way more interesting than that. In 1980, Simon and Ehrlich made afamous bet about the future prices

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An Educated Lack of Vision

One of the reasons I am skeptical of global warming/ climate change apocalyptic scenarios is  that throughout history such predictions have almost always proven wrong. Thomas Malthus (1766- 1834) was actually correct when he suggested that population growth would be

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