Rantings and tirades of a frustrated economist.
In the comments section of his "Cure For the West" article, Brett Stevens said;"I don’t believe in “freedom.” It’s nonsense, as a word and as a meaning."Ergo, f*ck that guy...
What was the context, Anonymous? How about giving us a little more info?
Sounds like an enviro nut job.
Overpopulation is in the eye of the beholder. All the people in the world could be put in houses in Texas alone, with a half-acre of land for each family. It is the kind of people lliving in a place that makes the prospect of living well seem impossible. Ten million Palestinian Jews could thrive in the current land area of Israel. Ten thousand Palestinian Arabs without handouts from the EU and UN would convert half the planet into a wasteland.
Interesting articles. Scientifically insupportable conclusions. Pop-sci and pop-culture assumptions abound. Some interesting stuff, but widely inconsistent in terms of quality.
Given that the critics are resorting to vague one liners why he's bad. I'd say he's stepping on some emotional and political corns, which is a good thing. Pushes people outside of their ideological comfort zones.Personally I don't agree with everything he says, He's no Toynbee, Quigley or Gibbon but then who is today.
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