IBD: We need more people

7 Billion Is Overpopulated? It’s Just A Start.

Investor’s Business Daily editorializes,

… Humans are in fact a resource, an infinite form of capital. We have had an uncanny way of using our minds to overcome all of the environmental challenges we’ve faced and there’s no reason to think that won’t continue as long as the Ehrlichs don’t succeed in stamping out large portions of the population.

No one honest or decent person can say what the right number of people is for this planet. But overpopulation at 7 billion isn’t a concern. Ehrlich inadvertently proved that when he predicted that a population much smaller than the 7 billion living today would be living miserably poor and hungry lives by now. It didn’t happen.

Population growth is no plague. It is an opportunity.

More people mean more minds able to solve problems and sustain human progress.

Read the IBD editorial.