The problem goes much deeper than Trump or tariffs.
Global markets were seized by fear last week that trade wars were slowing growth in Germany, China and the United States. But the story here is bigger than President Trump and his tariffs.
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Growing up Mormon, I was taught that having babies is part of God’s plan. Today, I believe that humans owe it to each other (and the world) not to.
Ash SandersBuzzFeed Contributor
Posted on July 24, 2019, at 1:29 p.m. ET
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When I first made the decision not to have a baby, in 2008, I did it because I couldn’t imagine bringing another human into a world already so overheated and overcrowded. I didn’t know anyone like me...
JULY 25, 2019
LANCE OLSEN: NO ONE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT OVERPOPULATION BUT IT, ALONG WITH FOSSIL FUEL-DRIVEN ECONOMIC GROWTH AND RESOURCE CONSUMPTION, ARE SETTING US UP FOR A CRASH, HE SAYS
by Lance Olsen
Map courtesy William H. Frey/Brookings Institution
Robert Thomas Malthus wrote about it and so has a series of others, including Paul Ehrlich, Donella Meadows and many of her contemporaries, pondering how exploding human population, unsustainable resource extraction and our c...
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...