Slow-Growing Population? Great!

January 8, 2011 • United States, Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Joe Bish for this OpEd by Froma Harrop.

The analyses of the new census numbers were predictable, and I take issue with nearly every one. Let’s start with the suggestion that population rising at the lowest rate since the Great Depression is to be lamented. Anything likened to the Great Depression can’t be a positive development, right? Wrong.

But this is how USA Today put it: “The U.S. population grew 9.7 percent in the past decade to 308,745,538, according to the first results of the 2010 Census — the slowest growth since the Great Depression for a nation hard hit by a recession and housing bust.”

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