Planet Gore

It’s Baaack!

The population bomb, that is. You have to hand it to good old Paul Ehrlich (who personally is a pleasant person); he exemplifies Churchill’s definition of a fanatic: someone who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject. Though I had to check the calendar to see if I had missed Apirl Fool’s Day when I read this sentence: “The Population Bomb, ironically, was much too optimistic about the future.”

Where, oh where, do we even begin?  

Steven F. Hayward is a visiting professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and a fellow of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington. He writes daily at Powerlineblog.com.

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