Re: Poverty a subject

Posted by
Kelly on Jan 29, 2004 at 12:16

Re: Poverty a subject (DA Morgan)

Overpopulation is not the cause of poverty. Read "The Progress Paradox : How Life Gets Better While People Feel Worse" by Gregg Easterbrook. Easterbrook (a liberal democrat who writes a column for New Republic Online) points out that standards of living have been steadily rising not just in the U.S. but globally as well. The world is far from perfect but the percentage of humanity living in poverty is the lowest it's ever been. If overpopulation were a cause then standards of living would be decreasing, not increasing.

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