How the Destruction of Political Will Doomed a U.S. Population Policy

January 3, 2010 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Edward Hartman for sending me these excerpts from Stephen Mumford’s book. This is a must read for people interested in how a population policy was stopped in the United States. You can find the full book at

NSSM 200 Life and Death (PDF, 585 KB)

Mumford’s website is full of important historical population-related documents, including:

1. The 1972 report of the President’s Commission on Population Growth and the American Future (the Rockefeller Commission), which you can find here:

2. The World Population Plan of Action, adopted at the 1974 World Population Conference in Bucharest, Romania, which you can find here:

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