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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 our most recent Forum papers.
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Ending Illegal Immigration: Make It Unprofitable

Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version Illegal immigration, increasingly profitable for powerful interests,  has added as many as 12.5 million to the U.S. population  since 1960.  Ending the flow will demand a national consensus to fully fund enforcement, insulate it from pressures, and  mandate electronic verification of work eligibility. The public social costs […]

The Biologist and the Economist: Is Dialogue Possible?

Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version by Nathan Keyfitz  When population issues arise in government or the press, economists’ advice is regularly sought, even though modern post-Keynesian economics offers very little methodological help in dealing with secular change or limits. Biology is perhaps the discipline best suited to offer systematic insights into the […]

The Plight of the Chesapeake

Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version by Stephen Tennenbaum & Robert Costanza This is the thirteenth in a series of NPG Forum papers exploring the idea of optimum population ö what would be a desirable population size for the United States? Without any consensus even as to whether the population should be larger […]

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