Disaster or Blessing?
By Peter T. Bauer
This article appeared in the Summer 1998 issue of The Independent Review.
Population growth has been widely argued to be a major obstacle to economic progress in underdeveloped countries. The real cause of poverty, however, is peoples conductnot their numbers.
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