Should we kill a few billion people?

Will fewer abortions explode the “population bomb,” or could the failure to have enough children bring on social collapse?

I just finished watching the latest episode of Gracearchy with Jim Babka. I cannot recommend it highly enough!

I love resources that give me everything I need to know about an important subject. This video interview does exactly that with regard to the pros and cons of population growth versus population decline. Even better…

It performs this valuable task in less than an hour!

Jim’s guest is Stephen Barrows, the chief operating officer at the Acton Institute. They cover a lot of ground in this discussion, including…

  • The history of concerns about population growth
  • The role that economists have played in the debates over optimal population size – especially the contributions of the Austrian School. What did Bastiat, Mises, and Rothbard have to say on the matter?
  • The famous debate and bet between Paul Ehrlich and Julian Simon
  • Counter-intuitive reasons why population growth is good and population decline is bad
  • The strange and surprising case of China
  • Future prospects for doom vs. human flourishing

I promise you, your hour will be well-spent. Give it ten minutes. I think you’ll be hooked.

Population Growth

ZAP The State and have a nice day,

Perry Willis
Zero Aggression Project

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