No room at the inn, or why population problems are not all economic

  title={No room at the inn, or why population problems are not all economic},
  author={Robert L. Chapman},
  journal={Population and Environment},
  • R. Chapman
  • Published 1 September 1999
  • Economics
  • Population and Environment
Among the conditions necessary for human well-being is an environment where human populations remain within the biological and cultural carrying capacity of their respective geographies. Overpopulation, although difficult to define precisely, produces serious environmental problems. It might be the case that no one ever died from overpopulation, but certainly many have experienced a diminished quality of life. This paper will argue first, and briefly, numbers do count; second, there are good… 
3 Citations
Immigration and Environment: Settling the Moral Boundaries
Large populations fuelled by immigration have damaging effects on natural environments. Utilitarian approaches to immigration (whether restrictive or permissive) are inadequate, since they fail to


Population and sustainable development: Distinguishing fact and preference concerning the future human population and environment
The relation of population, environment and economic growth is controversial, with some considering that growth comes at an intolerable expense to the environment, others that the damage to the
Ethics and population limitation.
The ethical issues of population control as they arise in government decision-making are analyzed and a structure for examining these issues along with some possible solutions developed. 3 values
Critics of utilitarianism frequently call attention to the abhorrent policies that unrestricted aggregative reasoning might justify under certain possible, or even actual, circumstances. They invite
Population: the critical decade.
World population is growing by 1 billion people every 11 years. The decade of the 1990s presents the last chance to stabilize human populations by the middle of the 21st century through humane and
Nobody ever dies of overpopulation.
The death of an estimated 500000 people in Pakistan in November 1970 was attributed to a cyclone but one could say just as reasonably that they were killed by overpopulation since if Pakistan were
Property and Hunger
  • A. Sen
  • History
    Economics and Philosophy
  • 1988
In an interesting letter to Anna George, the daughter of Henry George, Bernard Shaw wrote: “Your father found me a literary dilettante and militant rationalist in religion, and a barren rascal at
Utilitarianism and Other Essays
One of the most important nineteenth-century schools of thought, Utilitarianism propounds the view that the value or rightness of an action rests in how well it promotes the welfare of those affected
Setting a new agenda: sexual and reproductive health and rights
This paper addresses the need to transform population policies to address development and human rights concerns and to transform family planning into reproductive and sexual health services that
The Whale and the Reactor
"The questions he poses about the relationship between technical change and political power are pressing ones that can no longer be ignored, and identifying them is perhaps the most a nascent
False Hopes: Why America’s Quest for Perfect Health is a Recipe for Failure
Daniel Callahan's prime message is "Modern medicine is increasingly too expensive to be viable" and that there will never be enough resources to meet the demand.