Paul Ehrlich

Will Income Inequality Destroy the Earth?

We shift from the overpopulation myth because respectable mainstream opinion has changed. Even the political left has criticized the former overpopulation alarmism as potentially “racist” and bigoted toward poorer people. But the new alarmism in the recent decade is that “income inequality” is the new dragon to slay. We tackle two claims of how income…

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Was Thanos the Good Guy?

We continue discussing the overpopulation myth that still hasn’t died. We start with some 21st-century statements from the infamous Paul Ehrlich, proving that he hasn’t recanted his failed prophecies of overpopulation fearmongering. Next, we review an article from Forbes that tries to convince the world that Thanos, the supervillain from the late Marvel Avengers movies…

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Should We Fear Overpopulation?

This episode was inspired by something my wife showed me from a campaign called “One Planet One Child.” From Thomas Malthus in the 1790’s to Paul Ehrlich in the 1960’s and beyond, some economists and scientists have feared the doom of humanity. This doom is mass suffering and starvation of millions of people ever at…

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