“Good Morning NY Times. Did You Have A Nice Coma?” The “Paper of Record” FINALLY Wakes Up to the Myth of Overpopulation

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Better late than never, I suppose…

Dr. Ehrlich’s ominous declarations cause head-shaking among some who were once his allies, people who four decades ago shared his fears about overpopulation. One of them is Stewart Brand, founding editor of the Whole Earth Catalog. On this topic, Mr. Brand may be deemed a Keynesian, in the sense of an observation often attributed to John Maynard Keynes: “When the facts change, I change my mind, sir. What do you do?” Mr. Brand’s formulation for Retro Report was to ask, “How many years do you have to not have the world end” to reach a conclusion that “maybe it didn’t end because that reason was wrong?”  READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE HERE

Now, if we could only get them to recant 50 years of false reporting on this issue and admit that the real problem facing the world is population contraction–in which first world countries fail to have enough children to support their social infrastructures leading to an aging population and economic collapse through overtaxation–we’ll be all set.  Let’s talk again in another fifty years.

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