Although world population has doubled in the last 50 years and grown almost continuously since at least 10,000 B.C.E., prominent demographers are now projecting a forthcoming peak in world population and a subsequent decline.
Climate change is a serious concern, perhaps the most serious environmental concern of the 21st century. But the 2018 UN report did not suggest a greenhouse apocalypse would soon be upon us, nor that humanity faces an imminent ecological deadline to act.
The Lost History of Western Civilization underscores the importance of Western civilization and restores it to its rightful place in the history of the American — and more broadly, Western — experiment in liberty and individual dignity.
Diane Coyle describes herself as “a British economist and policymaker.” In her current book on microeconomic policy, her essential question is, “Which activities should be done by the government, which by the market, or in some other way?”
Carlos de la Torre’s Populisms: A Quick Immersion reviews the theories and practices of populism over the last century, with a particular focus on Latin American’s versions and the lessons for the current American and European varieties.