It’s the Numbers Stupid!

In 1992, Candidate Bill Clinton’s election campaign manager is said to have tacked a paper to the bulletin board with the slogan: “It’s the economy, stupid!” I will borrow that blunt but effective message for this paper. From coast to coast, crowding has become a central issue at the local level, but — almost universally […]

Forecasting the Unknowable: The U.N. “World Population Prospects: The 2002 Revision

Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version The United Nations Population Division has put the highlights of its new population estimates and projections onto the Web1. Present world population is 6.3 billion. It is projected to rise to 8.9 billion by 2050, a number almost identical to the 1998 projection but 400 million below […]

Americans Talk About Illegal Immigration – Poll Results (2003)

Final Report Prepared by RoperASW March 2003 Table of Contents Introduction and Method Overview   I. General Attitudes Toward Immigration   II. Approval of Methods to Deal With Illegal Immigration   III. Views Regarding the Role State and Local Governments Should Play In Thwarting Illegal Immigration   IV. Penalties for False Identification Documents   V. Views Toward Employers and Illegal […]

Amnesty: Overpopulation by Fiat

Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version SUMMARYPolitical and diplomatic promises made by both parties make it likely that the Bush White House and the new 108th Congress, despite public opposition, will take up the nagging issue of amnesty for as many as six million illegal immigrants before the 2004 national elections. Amnesty, as […]

The United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development – A Counter-Productive Exercise in Futility (An NPG Position Paper)

Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version The World Summit on Sustainable Development concluded its 10 days of deliberations at Johannesburg on September 4th. If the purpose of the conference was to define the problem and then advocate an adequate solution to it the conference was a disappointing – although not an unexpected – […]

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