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New York Times headline writers and reporter Chris Buckley have kindly provided this week’s textbook example of subtle word choices that keep the quest for population growth alive.
contraception,family planning,family size,overpopulation,overshoot,population growth,population taboo,women's rights
This is a first for Growth Bias Busted. We honor someone on the Wall of Fame and someone on the Wall of Shame in the same post. Kudos to Bill Nye, known as “the Science Guy,” for devoting an episode of his new Netflix series, Bill Nye Saves the World, to the subject of overpopulation.
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A cute, and slightly saucy, Volkswagen commercial makes the Wall of Shame today because it perpetuates an outdated and dangerous norm – the big, happy family. I have no problems with happy families. It’s the size of family that matters now, and matters in this commercial:
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Growth boosters and profiteers have little trouble finding outlets for their pro-growth propaganda. Newspapers and other media companies profit from population growth because ad rates increase with the number of eyeballs. So, KPMG consultant Bernard Salt didn’t have to twist any arms to get this commentary into print in The Australian
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Today I’m glad to honor on the Wall of Fame a pediatrician who, instead of promoting the growth of his market (more births), has written this beautiful commentary at the Huffington Post Blog