Monday, October 31, 2011
The seven billionth baby: Malthus has not lost the argument yet Economics is competing with Thomas Malthus as the world’s seventh billion inhabitant is born. Global population has grown from 2.5bn to 7bn just in my lifetime, so there is plenty to alarm doomsayers. But this landmark arrives at a very different cultural moment to the six billionth baby, twelve years ago.
Posted by Michele Kearney at 9:30 AM