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Neither side is correct. Although the U.S. population is now 280 million, population growth has slowed to just 4.5 percent a year since 1995 and will likely reach just 394 million by 2050 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Meanwhile the nation’s urban areas alone make up only 2.6 percent of total land mass according to 2000 Census data.
Sierra also fails to consider real causes of environmental problems in developing nations such as the lack of free markets, property rights, and economic development. These will lead to the creation of middle classes, which, in turn, will advocate better living conditions, and voluntarily restrain birth rates.
Watching this internal debate over two wrongs, however, will continue to be a blast.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?