About this podcast
Economics is everywhere...if only you choose to see it. Join the FEEcast team every Friday for a lively recap of the week's important stories to give you the meaning behind the headlines.
Featuring Richard Lorenc, Brittany Hunter, Dan Sanchez and Marianne March
Produced by Sean W. Malone, Pavel Rusakov, and Jaye Davidson
Why the Population Bomb Never Goes Boom
April 27, 2018
There’s a bomb that keeps ticking but never goes boom: the population bomb. For centuries, pessimists have predicted that population growth will overwhelm the planet’s resources and lead to an ecological armageddon. Yet, time and again, their doomsday prophecies have proven spectacularly wrong. Not only does the human race keep growing, but living standards keep going up, not down. Why do they keep underestimating humanity? They don’t understand that our ultimate resource is not anything in the ground. So what is it? Watch this episode of FEEcast to find out!
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- Reason vs. Faith: The Economist Who Won a $1,000 Bet With Doomsayer Paul Ehrlich | Marian L. Tupy
- The Human Mind Is Our Most Precious Commodity | Marian L. Tupy
- Arbor Day Has Free-Market Roots | Daniel Hager