Extract from book 3 of The Big Fat YES debate[s] These books are designed for clever 10 to 13 year olds (that's all of them) and the odd thinking adult. Just what is overpopulation? Overpopulation is a word that gets all its meaning from the over bit. Population is good, so the story goes, unless … Continue reading Overpopulation
The global problem? Wikipedia notes: ‘The Population Bomb  is a book written by Stanford University Professor Paul R. Ehrlich and his wife, Anne Ehrlich. It predicted worldwide famine due to overpopulation[i], as well as other major societal upheavals, and advocated immediate action to limit population growth. Fears of a "population explosion" existed in the … Continue reading Population
A smaller population also means there is less opportunity for agitators to fulminate against us; revolutions never really topple US but they can be very disagreeable. Just ask Rasputin.
I’ll argue that in this early 21st century venality and appalling inequity is again (still) on general display, that institutions are both revered and detested, that pandemics dominate and fundamentally change our world, and that reason seems lost amid a sea of conspiracy theories, despite the best efforts of some authorities. As Julia Hurst and Zoe Laidlaw observed recently, ‘…identity is rooted in history, and so history cannot be escaped.’