Population Panic

Have you heard? The world is about to end!“60 Minutes” recently featured Paul Ehrlich, author of the bestseller, “The Population Bomb.” “Humanity is not sustainable,” he said.

Why would “60 Minutes” interview Ehrlich?For years, Ehrlich said, “We are very close to a famine” and, “In the next 15 years, the end will come.” He’s been wrong again and again.Yet, “60 Minutes” takes him seriously. “Paul Ehrlich may have lived long enough to see some of his dire prophecies come true,” intoned reporter Scott Pelley. Now, “60 Minutes” says, “scientists say” the earth is in the midst of a “mass extinction”!Doom sells.Ehrlich’s book sold an amazing 3 million copies. It claimed the Earth’s rising population would lead to worldwide famine.The opposite happened.The world’s population more than doubled. But today there is less famine!“60 Minutes” did mention that Ehrlich was wrong about widespread starvation, but they ignored his many other sill …

U.S. National Debt

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