Population Control: Real Costs, Illusory Benefits

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Population Control: Real Costs, Illusory Benefits
Author Steven W. Mosher
Cover artist Jaime Saranczak
Language English
Subject Non-fiction
Publisher Transaction Publishers
Publication date
Pages 296 pp
ISBN 978-1-4128-0712-8
LC Class HQ766.M59 2008

Population Control: Real Costs, Illusory Benefits is a nonfiction book by Steven W. Mosher, first published in 2008. "Population Control" is a detailed exposition on the global effort to combat overpopulation, arguing that not only population control is immoral in many cases, and that overpopulation is a myth.

Mosher was first exposed to population control policies when he visited China as an undergraduate sociologist in 1979 to conduct anthropological research. While there, he witnessed the implementation of China’s one child policy in the Guangdong providence firsthand.

Mosher questions the standard Malthusian idea that overpopulation is a threat to human happiness and survival.

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