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NPG’s Forum Series features original research and analysis on U.S. population issues and policy from some of the most prominent writers in the population field. This page features only our most recent Forum papers.
 

Save the Earth…Don’t Give Birth (NPG Booknote)

Save the Earth…Don’t Give Birth The story behind the simplest, yet trickiest, way to help save our endangered planet. by Jonathan Austen An NPG Booknote by Edwin Rubenstein “We humans are young, greedy, inexperienced killer primates. We have recklessly allowed our population and consumption to rise beyond the capacity of the Earth. The rise in human […]

America’s Insane Asylum Policy Threatens National Security

Your gift helps publish and distribute materials like this. Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version America’s Insane Asylum Policy Threatens National Security An NPG Forum Paper by Edwin S. Rubenstein Cuban baseball players. A Russian ballet dancer. Joseph Stalin’s daughter, Svetlana. These are the kind of people, fearing persecution in their homelands, who were […]

1965 and All That: Federal Laws That Increase Population and Illegal Immigration

The U.S. has never had a formal population policy – has never tried to directly limit population growth or fertility rates. Any such policy would likely start with constraints on groups with the highest fertility rates: the poor, the poorly educated, minorities, and immigrants. The politics of such a move would be daunting. Charges of racism, elitism, and government meddling in a decision best left[…]

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