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The War Against Population: The Economics and Ideology of Population Control

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Dr. Jacqueline Kasun, Ph.D. The idea that humanity is multiplying at a terrible and accelerating rate is one of the false dogmas of our times. From that notion springs the widely held belief that unless population growth is immediately contained by every governmental and private method imaginable, mankind faces imminent disaster. These ideas form the basis for an enormous ...more
Paperback, 309 pages
Published July 1st 1999 by Ignatius Press (first published July 1988)
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Nicole
If you get the sense that some of the environmentalists fatalistic "Al Gore" message is a little off, then read this well researched book by Dr. Jacqueline Kasun, a professor of economics at Humboldt State Univ.
I love her dedication of the book:
For the sake of the children
who are like arrows
in the quiver of a mighty man
and speak for us in the gate.
another quote:
"The obvious pollution occurring in many places - worst of all, in the planned societies- has encouraged the growth of the environmen
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Chris
A great book that is well written, approachable, and an eye-opener. It thoroughly de-bunks the notion of a "population explosion" while at the same time setting forth the very disturbing things that the U.S. government is doing. It also shows the origins of the population control movement, its links to eugenics, and their methods which are more often than not coercive. That all being said, it is must reading.
Jerry DePyper
A host of issues such as poverty, hunger, AIDS, and Global Warming have been attributed by many to the general ill effects of overpopulation. But when the particulars are looked at case by case, no causal connection can be shown. Consider a certain famine, and you find its primary cause is a civil or regional war. Examine an epidemic, and you find that it resulted from widespread sexual promiscuity. Another devastating crisis is seen to come via a combination of political greed, incompetent mana ...more
David
This is a "bad news" book, not a "feel good" book.
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“The obvious pollution occurring in many places - worst of all, in the planned societies- has encouraged the growth of the environmental movement, which, however, as shown in previous chapters, has an agenda that goes far beyond clean-up and beautification, far beyond the stewardship of nature that is commanded by ancient religious tradition. Embracing the "biospheric vision" in the "spirit of deep ecology", the movement sees human beings as the chief enemy in the struggle on behalf of a deified Nature. The environmental movement, therefore, is the perfect vehicle for population control. It is popular - people do love trees and animals and beautiful scenery - and it is unequivocal in its devotion to reducing human numbers. The environmental agencies of the United Nations, with their chilling blueprints for "demographic transition" and a standardless, undefined but totally planned and controlled "sustainable development", combine the fervor of nature worship with the lack of accountability of an unelected, international bureaucracy.” 2 likes
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