Recommended Watch: The De-Population Bomb (
Recorded on June 14 at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC.

In 1970, Stanford professor Paul Ehrlich published a famous book, The Population Bomb, in which he described a disasterous future for humanity: “The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s and 1980s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now.” That prediction turned out to be very wrong, and in this interview American Enterprise Institute scholar Nicholas Eberstadt tells how we are in fact heading toward the opposite problem: not enough people. For decades now, many countries have been unable to sustain a #population replacement birth rate, including in Western Europe, South Korea, Japan, and, most ominously, China. The societal and social impacts of this phenomenon are vast. We discuss those with Eberstadt as well as some strategies to avoid them.

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    Francisco Gimeno - BC Analyst Fifty years ago everybody was worried about overpopulation. Today we have overpopulated places, megaurbs, population pressure in some developing countries.... but the future they thought it would happen of hunger, massive deaths and diseases have not happened (COVID is not a disease of overpopulation, like typhoid or any gastrointestinal virus when not even waters are clean anymore). In fact a growing number of people think the population growth' trend is going the other direction to de-population. Western countries and rich countries don't have kids. Even those continents which are going to grow steadily in the next fifty years, such as Africa, will go this way too. Already India has more people than China, where development and strict politics make the population have less kids to enjoy their way of life. Depopulation however is a bad trend for any species living in enough space. Bad for the genetic diversity, for the growth of creativity and better life, bad for anything human. There is space for all, there is enough food for us, there is everything. Only if we take care of it.