A Warning From 1996

Massively tragic overpopulation will not redeem, liberate or dignify anyone.  Rather, it will imprison the human spirit, heighten economic inequality and kindle unending strife and despair.  

William Hollingsworth, Ending the Explosion  1996

This book dares to go beyond the conventional wisdom. It comes to grips with the need for solutions that are both adequate and humane. In doing that, and in doing it so well, this book meets a dire need in the population policy discussion. Professor Hollingsworth shows in poignantly human terms why humanity must promptly redirect its reckless demographic course.

 Donald Mann, President, Negative Population Growth, Inc.

 Afterword: A Comparison

  • The population of the United States today is 309 million people
  • In 1996 we had a population of 265 million people
  • That is a 14% increase in about 14 years or 44 million people
  • Some perspective: that is another state of California plus 7 million people

Today, we surely are more and more imprisoning the human spirit, heightening economic inequality and kindling unending strife and despair.

Two Questions

  • Consider what it is going to be like with at least 353 million people in 2024
  • Would this country not be far better off today with 44 million fewer people

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