Global population is believed to top 7 billion. Is this a problem? Does 7 billion people constitute “overpopulation”? Nicholas Eberstadt doesn’t think so. In today’s Washington Post, Eberstadt punctures five “myths” about global population.
- The world is overpopulated.
- Rapid population growth keeps poor countries poor.
- For all its ethical problems, China’s one-child policy boosts its economy.
- If your population declines, your economy does too.
- The world will have 10 billion people by 2100.
Originally posted at The Volokh Conspiracy.