“If the world’s population had the productivity of the Swiss, the consumption habits of the Chinese, the egalitarian instincts of the Swedes, and the social discipline of the Japanese, then the planet could support many times its current population without privation for anyone. On the other hand, if the world’s population had the productivity of Chad, the consumption habits of the United States, the inegal-itarian instincts of India, and the social discipline of Argentina, then the planet could not support anywhere near its current numbers. 9 NO”


Laurie Ann Mazur, Beyond the Numbers: A Reader on Population, Consumption and the Environment
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Beyond the Numbers: A Reader on Population, Consumption and the Environment Beyond the Numbers: A Reader on Population, Consumption and the Environment by Laurie Ann Mazur
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