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Eclectica Cafe Podcast Busts Population Taboo It’s great to see media attention to the subject of human overpopulation on the rise. I applaud one recent example today, a podcast called Eclectica Cafe, titled – appropriately and candidly enough – Overpopulation Discussion With University Experts. The podcast series covers a wide range of topics, so featuring this subject on Eclectica Cafe – rather than preaching to the choir – is probably awakening many people to the fact that we live on an overpopulated planet. Hopefully it will generate some new thinking about family size. The hosts interview Barry Noon, with CSU’s Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Ohio...
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Population Decline - Bring It On! Bravo to George Friedman, chairman of global intelligence firm Stratfor, for stating what is obvious, but too rarely written: “As someone who was raised in a world that saw the population explosion as leading to economic disaster, I would think that the end of the population boom would be greeted with celebration.” In Population Decline and the Great Economic Reversal, Friedman also nicely points out that you can shrink population, and even GDP, without making everyone poorer (except perhaps the wealthy capitalists benefitting from growing markets today): “But the real question is whether a declining population matters. Assume that there is...
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Ralph Nader on Media Bias The stories, perspectives, and – yes, even the myths – fed to us in the media on a daily basis serve to define and reinforce our culture. The media’s role in buttressing our culture of growth prompted us to launch Growth Bias Busted in 2013. Usually we highlight the pro-growth mythology in the media, but today I want to share and recommend an essay ABOUT the media. In Mainstream Media: Who Gets On and Who Does Not, Ralph Nader spotlights one aspect of this media bias. “Editors bristle at the notion that they are anything but fair and objective. Sure, they...
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Pope Francis World’s Top Capitalist Paul B. Farrell and Marketwatch earn Wall of Fame honors today with The 1 Reason Pope Francis is Becoming the World’s Top Capitalist. It’s always notable when financial “experts” and financial news organizations address the destructive force of overpopulation. It's one more chink in the armor of the silent conspiracy, the great taboo against discussing population. Farrell has a problem with the Pope’s duplicity: “…he warned capitalism is ‘the root cause of all the world’s ills.’ True he warned that ‘consumerism is a poison.” Yet: “…the pope’s created a steady supply of consumers for capitalists….” In defense of this natural world...
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Expert: overpopulation and city expansion likely cause of future Colorado River Basin water shortages Thanks to reader Glen Colton for this submission for the Wall of Fame: It isn't often that a conservationist/environmentalist speaks the truth about the need to stop population growth and development in the arid West.  That is why this article is so refreshing and belongs on the Growthbiasbusted Hall of Fame.  Kudos to both John Weisheit and to Loretta Yerian of the Grand Canyon News for writing the article. Here are a few key quotes from the article: "According to John Weisheit conservation director for Living Rivers, the only thing that will stop water from disappearing is to put the brakes on city expansion...
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New York Times: Growth Not Working Out So Well This headline in last Friday’s New York Times opinion section got my attention: When the Growth Model Fails It’s definitely worthy of the Wall of Fame when a major news organization acknowledges that our current growth model is failing. While this opinion piece does not necessarily reflect the view of the New York Times editorial board, I do thank the Times for publishing it. How the failure of the current growth model is interpreted and the solutions explored can vary widely. This piece by Paris School of Economics professor Daniel Cohen comes at the subject from a decidedly non-ecological perspective, so it...
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