Jul 2, 2019 ADAIR TURNER, Project Syndicate
Our expanding ability to automate human work across all sectors – agriculture, industry, and services – makes an ever-growing workforce increasingly irrelevant to improvements in human welfare. That's good news for most of the world, but not for Africa.
LONDON – Every two years, the United Nations issues its latest estimate of future population trends. Its 2019 projection reveals a stark divide. Across all of Asia, Europe, and the Americas, populat...
Laura Paddison, HuffPost |July 1, 2019
There’s a moment
in the evening when I go to check on my children in their beds. I stay and
watch them sleep for a while, enjoying their peaceful, steady breathing and the
rare stillness in their faces. I feel a wave of love for them but also a jab of
There were many
things I expected to experience when I became a parent. Love, a fierce sense of
protection, exhaustion, bone-crushing tedium. What I didn’t expect was so much
fear — not so...
By George Pyle. The Salt Lake Tribune
“Sure overpopulation is a problem. That’s why people should have lots of babies. Because one day, one of those babies is going to grow up and solve that problem.”
— Ted Baxter
In geometry, any two points make a line. In professional punditry, any three points constitute a meaningful trend.
• Point 1: Utah’s Sen. Mike Lee made a total fool of himself by standing up on the floor of the World’s Greatest Deliberative Body to claim that the answer to ...
By Thomas Burr, The Salt Lake Tribune, March 26, 2019
Washington • To poke fun at a liberal plan to tackle climate change, Sen. Mike Lee on Tuesday took to the Senate floor with a poster of President Ronald Reagan riding a dinosaur while firing a machine gun.
The Utah Republican, a serious conservative not generally known for prop-supported political stunts, said his point was that the Democrats’ Green New Deal was as absurd as the poster he was showing.
“I rise today," Lee ...
DAVID FRUM-THE ATLANTIC-APRIL 2019 ISSUE
I. The Wave That’s Still Building
Through much of the 20th century, the United States received comparatively few immigrants. In the 60 years from 1915 until 1975, nearly a human lifetime, the United States admitted fewer immigrants than arrived, legally and illegally, in the single decade of the 1990s.
If you grew up in the 1950s, the 1960s, or even the 1970s, heavy immigration seemed mostly a chapter from the American past, narrated to the nostalg...
By Nellie Bowles, The New York Times, March 18, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Before the massacre of 50 people in New Zealand mosques last week, the suspect released a document called “The Great Replacement.” The first sentence was: “It’s the birthrates.” He repeated it three times.
If the phrase about replacement sounded familiar, perhaps that was because it echoed what white supremacists bearing tiki torches shouted in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017: “You will not replace us.” It is also the sloga...
By Andrew Freeman | For The Salt Lake Tribune
“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
— Genesis 1:28, KJV
This scripture was written around the sixth century BCE, when an estimated 150 million people inhabited Earth. The current global population is approaching 7.7 billion. It is imper...
Book claims global population will start to decline in 30 years despite UN predictions - and says once it does 'it will never end'
There are 7.7 billion people living on Earth, expected to climb to 9 billion by 2050
Book says population will start to drop in roughly 30 years and steadily decline
Authors say improvements in women's education worldwide will have big impact
This and other factors will cause many people to choose not to have children
By CHEYENNE MACDONALD FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
Changing fertility rates challenge dystopian visions and UN projections about the future of our overcrowded planet
Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson, The Guardian
Sun 27 Jan 2019 06.00 EST Last modified on Tue 29 Jan 2019 05.48 EST
She is a well-educated, professional woman, working in an office tower in central Nairobi, Kenya. Because of her status and education, the price required to marry her is bound to be high. Although dowries are often now paid in cash, she expects hers will be p...
Jan. 9, 2019, 10:53 PM MST / Updated Jan. 10, 2019, 6:06 AM MST / NBC News
By Linda Carroll and Shamard Charles, M.D.
Americans are having fewer and fewer babies, a new government report finds. In fact, we now aren’t making enough babies to replace ourselves.
For the population to reproduce itself at current numbers, the “total fertility rate” needs to be 2,100 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age over their lifetime, researchers for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sa...