Americans Have Spoken: No Further Population Growth

Americans Have Spoken: No Further Population Growth by Dr. Leon Bouvier Senior Fellow, Negative Population Growth Introduction    “The [optimal] balance, in the case of the United States, would seem to me to have been surpassed when the American population reached, at very maximum, two hundred million people, and perhaps a good deal less.” 1 These […]

A Survey Of American Attitudes About Population Size: Towards A Smaller U.S. Population (Executive Summary)

Executive Summary A Survey Of American Attitudes About Population Size: Towards A Smaller U.S. Population Policy Makers Alert: New Poll Reveals Clear Attitudes Regarding U.S. Population Size and Growth To determine American public opinion with regard to U.S. population size and growth, NPG commissioned a Roper Starch survey. The survey, conducted in December 1995, was […]

Reinventing Malthus for the 21st Century Celebrating the Bicentennial of Malthus’ Original Population Essay

Celebrating the Bicentennial of Malthus’ Original Population Essay The 200th Anniversary of one of the most provocative essays in the history of Western thought is upon us, the original edition of An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Malthus, first published in 1798.   This important essay first identified the geometric role of […]

Immigration and U.S. Population Growth: An Environmental Perspective

Controversy over U.S. immigration policy is by no means new to the political landscape.  Since 1819, when Congress passed the first significant law regulating immigration into the United States, successive debates over immigration have stirred emotions and polarized perceptions.  It is not surprising, then, to find that environmentalists, confronted by the issue with increasing frequency, […]

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