250: Why talk about birthrate and population so much?

November 21, 2019 by Joshua
in Podcast

Readers and listeners have commented on my writing and posting lately about population and birth rates. Why do I talk about them? Isn’t America below replacement level?

I recently finished reading Countdown by Alan Weisman, which I recommend. I read passages and commented on them in episode 248: Countdown, a book I recommend by Alan Weisman. It looked at population around the world, illustrating and describing research finding that we’ve overshot the carrying capacity, which will lead to population collapse.

That book put the issue top of mind, as does listening to the Growthbusters podcast.

This episode describes why I see value in discussion population.

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