Wednesday, January 9, 2013
My colleague Glenn Davis Stone has an excellent blog called Fieldquestions, where he discusses many different issues related to agriculture, population, resources, genetic engineering, and technology, in places all around the world. The blog is a library of interesting posts, including this one from 2011 about Paul Ehrlich and the question of 10 billion people in the world. Issues about the relationship between population and resources go back to the famous work of Malthus, but also much earlier than that. It seems to me that these questions remain important today, and it's worth the effort to stay informed both on current events, and new analyses of old ideas. Stone's blog is a good place to start.