The Coming Demographic Crisis: What to Expect When No One Is Expecting

By Bruce Thornton - April 25, 2013

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For two centuries, overpopulation has haunted the imagination of the modern world. According to Thomas Malthus, writing in 1798, human population growth would always surpass agricultural production, meaning “gigantic inevitable famine” would “with one mighty blow level the population with the food of the world.” Later, eugenicists like Margaret Sanger in the 1920s fretted...

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