Posts Under ‘demography’ Category

The Upside to Alarmism?

The population issue has bubbled to the surface this year, with Fred Pearce calling concerns of population growth a “green myth” and Philip Longman, more recently in Foreign Policy magazine, warning about a planet of graybeards. It’s nearly impossible to discuss population without mentioning Paul Ehrlich’s role in the debate, and usually he comes out…Continue Reading…

The Beauty of Numbers

From statistics guru Hans Gosling: Statistics should be the intellectual sidewalks of a society, and people should be able to build businesses and operate on the side of them.