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Feeding Frenzy Over Amazon HQ2 Ill-Advised

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

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climate change,contraception,family planning,family size,overpopulation,population growth,sustainable popluation

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Guardian Podcast Launches Important Population Conversation

Congratulations to the UK Guardian for having an intelligent conversation about the link between population growth and climate change on its monthly podcast, We Need to Talk About…:

Should We be Having Fewer Children for the Sake of the Planet?

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family planning,family size,fertility,overpopulation,overshoot,population growth,sustainable popluation

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Egypt: 2 Is Enough – Hooray!

Kudos to Egyptian Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wall for launching a program to curb the country’s population growth. The new program is called “Itnein Kifaya” (“Two is Enough”)

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Swedes Lead the Way Bringing Fewer Children Into the World

Birds do it. Bees do it. Now the Swedes will cut back on it. I’m very pleased to honor Erik Isberg on the Wall of Fame today, for giving me hope. Erik took an important step for human civilization by writing this opinion piece published in the Swedish daily newspaper, Dagens Nyheter:

Make a Choice for Environment — Have Just One Child

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Outing the Pipe Dream of Renewable Energy Solution

Are some of the big players in the climate change mitigation movement guilty of playing fast and loose with some truths? Spin is a propaganda tool used by those with good intentions perhaps as often as by those with evil intent. This piece at Counterpunch makes the Wall of Fame this week for exploring this possibility

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