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Dave Gardner

Producer of the documentary, GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth. Dave writes and speaks regularly on the subject of growth addiction, including the pro-growth media bias that perpetuates prosperity-from-growth mythology.

family planning,family size,fertility,limits to growth,overpopulation,overshoot,population decline,population growth,sustainability

Daily Beast, Donald Trump, Fertility Down a Huge Problem

Civilizational Suicide Not Fast Enough for Daily Beast Columnist

Growth boosters and profiteers, and many of the policymakers they dupe, have been wringing their hands lately over the progress our society is making on the overpopulation front. Their propaganda on this is ridiculous and dangerous.

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conception,contraception,family planning,gdp growth,overpopulation,sustainable popluation

Scott Allen

Egghead: Women Should Extrude New Workers to Grow Economy

Wisconsin State Representative Scott Allen makes the Wall of Shame this week for two guilty counts:

  1. Worrying that population decline is a problem (shrinking labor force) rather than celebrating population contraction toward a sustainable level.
  2. Suggesting that women should incubate more workers in order to boost economic growth.

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climate change,contraception,family size,fertility,overpopulation

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Honey, Let’s Shrink the Family

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.

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