The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.

— Albert Allen Bartlett

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'Smart growth' destroys the environment.

'Dumb growth' destroys the environment. The only difference is that 'smart growth' does it with good taste. It's like booking passage on the Titanic. Whether you go first-class or steerage, the result is the same.


Can you think of any problem, in any area of human endeavour, on any scale, from microscopic to global, whose long-term solution is in any demonstrable way aided, assisted, or advanced by further increases in population, locally, nationally, or globally?


Can you think of anything that can get better if we crowd more people into our cities, our towns, into our state our nation or on this earth?


The first law of sustainability: population growth and/or growth in the rate of consumption of resources cannot be sustained


Modern agriculture is the use of land to convert petroleum into food.


Baseball is part of America's plot, part of America's mysterious, underlying design-the plot in which we all conspire and collude, the plot of the story of our national life.

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