economic growth,limits to growth,overpopulation,overshoot,sustainability
conception,contraception,family planning,gdp growth,overpopulation,sustainable popluation
Wisconsin State Representative Scott Allen makes the Wall of Shame this week for two guilty counts:
- Worrying that population decline is a problem (shrinking labor force) rather than celebrating population contraction toward a sustainable level.
- Suggesting that women should incubate more workers in order to boost economic growth.
climate change,contraception,family size,fertility,overpopulation
Congratulations to UK nonprofit Population Matters for a new video campaign raising awareness of the huge environmental benefits of conceiving fewer children. It’s an obvious choice for the Wall of Fame this week.
economic development,population growth,urban growth
New York, Boston, Atlanta and Denver are among the 283 cities that just submitted proposals to host the new second headquarters for Amazon HQ2. Amazon is promising 50,000 jobs with an average salary over $100,000, and a 5 billion dollar investment. But of course incentives and grants are expected to play a role in the company’s location decision.
It’s not often we see the darker, more realistic side of the story reported. Too often local business reporters just lap up the spin they’re given by the local growth industry and the companies extorting local governments for incentives. So it is with rare pleasure I honor on the Wall of Fame financial expert John Fullerton and the Capital Institute for this splash of cold water
climate change,contraception,family planning,family size,overpopulation,population growth,sustainable popluation