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nurse tends babies in Japanese nursery

Improved Reporting on Population Decline

I was prepared to slap this story onto the Wall of Shame when I saw the headline. After all, it’s just another worry piece about a “birth dearth” in a nation that actually doesn’t know how lucky it is.

Japan, Short on Babies, Reaches a Worrisome Milestone

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Bill Nye on stage

Bill Nye Actually Discusses Planet-Saving Policy

This is a first for Growth Bias Busted. We honor someone on the Wall of Fame and someone on the Wall of Shame in the same post. Kudos to Bill Nye, known as “the Science Guy,” for devoting an episode of his new Netflix series, Bill Nye Saves the World, to the subject of overpopulation.

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