Our Threatened Freedom
Are We Over Polluted And Over Populated? (02:54)
R.J. Rushdoony: 00:01 Are we over-polluted and overpopulated? This is R.J Rushdoony with a report on our threatened freedom.
R.J. Rushdoony: 00:09 A few years ago I wrote a paper back entitled The Myth Of Overpopulation, a book which is still in print. It was a delight therefore to find a more thorough study of the subject, Dr. Julian L. Simon’s, The Ultimate Resource.
R.J. Rushdoony: 00:27 Dr. Simon documents the fact that we are not running out of farmland or food, because of increased production much farmland is returning to
R.J. Rushdoony: 01:04 Pollution has been decreasing
R.J. Rushdoony: 01:41 Dr. Simon not only documents his case, but for example offers to wager $10,000 dollars that raw materials will not be scarcer in the future than the are now. Dr. Simon states that he once believed the myths of overpopulation, dwindling natural resources and so on, however when he investigated the subject thoroughly, he found the reverse to be true. The cry of overpopulation and pollution is not new. It goes back at least to Plato. Plato’s answer to this idea was a controlled and planned society. The day those who propagate the myth of overpopulation have a life solution. They’re planning and controls. The myth has built into it a convent answer, status controls to solve the supposed problem The result is the death of freedom.
R.J. Rushdoony: 02:48 This has been R.J Rushdoony with a report on our threatened freedom.
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