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Product Details

  • Paperback: 310 pages
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers; 1ST edition (April 17, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412807131
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412807135
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,115,769 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Countries like France and Japan became rich before they grew old. Now much of the developing world is growing old before it before it becomes rich, due primarily rapid declines in birthrates that are unprecedented in human demographic history. Mosher correctly shows how the debate over reproductive rights and population control has to come terms with a world in which population growth is decelerating, and what remains will come mostly from increases in the ranks of the elderly."
-- Phillip Longman, Author: The Empty Cradle: How Falling Birthrates Threaten World Prosperity. Senior Fellow, New America Foundation.

"In Population Control, Mr. Mosher incisively explores the history and effects of the population control movement from a pro-people perspective, based on the belief that because each person has unique value, more people means more for all of us - more economic production, more potential for artistic and scientific achievement, more innovation.....his latest book should be read by all those who want to know why thriving human populations are reasons to rejoice rather than fear."
-- Joseph A. D'Agostino, The Washington Times

About the Author

Steven W. Mosher is president of Population Research Institute and is recognized as one of the leading authorities on population studies. He is the author of several books and articles, including A Mother’s Ordeal: One Woman’s Fight against China’s One-Child Policy; Journey to the Forbidden China; and Broken Earth: The Rural Chinese. In addition to making appearances on Good Morning America, 60 Minutes, and CNN News, his work has appeared in theWall Street Journal, the NewRepublic, and National Review.


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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Joseph A. Dagostino on May 23, 2008
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Most people don't realize that soon, the world will be suffering from a dearth of young people rather than the excess that we have supposedly been enduring for the past few decades. Steve Mosher details the actual results of the brutal methods that population controllers have employed to keep down the numbers of the non-white peoples of the world and how successful they have been. He's especially interesting on China since he is a China expert who has lived in that country. I used to work for his organization, Population Research Institute, so I may be biased, but I believe this book is great compendium of the human rights violations and the developing social and economic costs of population control, costs which will become apparent to far more people within ten years. The book's endnotes point to a large amount of information for those who would like to learn more about this subject than they will get from the mainstream media and typical college courses, which take the anti-people attitude as gospel.
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25 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on August 20, 2008
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Mosher's book argues from the first line that "most of us grew up on a poisonous diet of overpopulation propaganda....Vice President Al Gore, who warned of an 'environmental holocaust without precedent'...that will engulf us if we do not stop having babies," and "The Population Bomb", that bestseller which predicted famine would soon be upon us.

Indeed most of the predicted demographic nightmare of growing population was based, not on overwhelming numbers of new babies, but on a huge elderly population, that, with new medical procedures, keeps living on...and on. That enormous new elderly population is what has mostly swelled the population numbers.

Now that those numbers of elderly are about to peak, the world population will start to decline. For some countries, such as Russia, Spain, Japan, and perhaps most of Europe, the population appears to be in a frightening death spiral.

Mosher is out to tell the truth, root out old assumptions, and he gives statistics that are bound to surprise you. Such as, "The old age tsunami that is about to hit Japan will not spare other Asian countries. The Four Tigers--Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Singapore--are already long in the tooth. China and India, the world's two demographic giants, are tottering along not far behind" (p 17).

Russia is in dire trouble with population. Between now and 2050, all indications are that Russia will lose a quarter of its population. No wonder Putin has offered any woman willing to have a second child $9,000.

South Korea's birthrate is 1.2.

Thailand has a birth rate of 1.9.

What will happen to these countries as their populations decline? Will housing prices fall dramatically, and, with fewer consumers, will depressions result?
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By bookscdsdvdsandcoolstuff VINE VOICE on August 6, 2009
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Since the days of Malthus we have been hearing that a non-existent "population bomb" is about to destroy the planet. Any sober look at the facts proves this to be wrong, but scientific facts don't matter to those who pursue ideological agendas.

This book is an excellent and sober analysis that shows why population control is such a flawed (and evil) agenda. Highly recommended.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Smith on September 28, 2011
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This book is extremely well researched an argued. It debunks the Malthusian myth of overpopulation, and exposes how this misguided theory has been co-opted and used for ill by many groups.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. Pangle on April 10, 2013
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As a professional historian, I found this book very enlightening and an excellent introduction to the "overpopulation myth." Each chapter is ended with about 6-8 pages of footnotes. I like an author who encourages you not to argue with HIM, but with his FOOTNOTES!
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14 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 24, 2008
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The crimes committed by the "Population Control" advocates is genocide to say the least. Their utter depravity show no bounds and is expanding at an exponential rate. Their predecessors like Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, and Mao would be proud that they have continued in such an "admirable" way.

One note. I had been looking for a number of weeks before Amazon finally got the paperback version of this book in. Both Borders and B&N does not stock this book and they made it very hard to special order it. I canceled the order I had (for two weeks) at Borders when it came available on Amazon. Reading the book makes me wonder if they were purposely not carrying it (i.e. Censorship).
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