Strange Bedfellows

From guest blogger Santiago J. Valenzuela

It is strange when Conservatives quote such illustrious names as Paul Ehrlich's “The Population Bomb” or the Sierra Club's old statements on immigration. Despite the fact that The Population Bomb has been proving itself wrong for 40 years, it is used as a great resource by the Conservative "non-partisan" Center for Immigration Studies.

Those interested in learning just how silly the predictions of a "population bomb" ruining this country (or the world) and causing mass starvation and lack of natural resources need merely take a good, basic course on economics. For those interested in the specifics of overpopulation and why it is simply not a problem, pick up The Ultimate Resource 2 by Julian Lincoln Simon.

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Strange indeed, since conservatives will often turn around and claim that the US is population deficient because we've been "murdering millions of babies for the past 40 years!" or some such nonsense.

Ha! I hadn't even thought of that!

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