CAPS Issues

An Environmental Impact Statement on U.S. Immigration Levels

By Leon Kolankiewicz, CAPS Senior Writing Fellow
January 2017


Carrying Capacity, Populations and People

We can’t evade carrying capacity
any more than death, taxes or gravity

By Leon Kolankiewicz, CAPS Senior Writing Fellow
May 2016

Carrying capacity is an ecological concept that has been applied to the management of grazing animals on a range as well as to other situations. It refers to the population size of a given species, including Homo sapiens, which can be supported by its environment in perpetuity.

Number of Americans Increasing – Bird Abundance, Diversity Decreasing …these opposite trends are no coincidence

On September 9, 2014, the U.S. Committee of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative—a 23-member partnership of government agencies and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) dedicated to promoting bird conservation—released a report called The State of the Birds 2014. The report reviews bird population trends five years after the inaugural 2009 State of the Birds report.

Playing With Fire: More People, More Houses and Drier Climate = More Megafires

By Leon Kolankiewicz, CAPS Senior Writing Fellow
October 2014

“The new normal” is a term we hear all too often these days. It refers to a shifting baseline in some phenomenon. Unfortunately, it also implies a shift towards what is usually a less desirable or congenial condition. The unspoken implication of “the new normal” is that “you’d better get used to it” whether you like it or not.

The Population and Immigration Ponzi Scheme

By Leon Kolankiewicz
May 2014

Carlo Pietro Giovanni Guglielmo Tebaldo Ponzi (1882-1949) was an Italian immigrant to America better known as Charles Ponzi. Of course he was the swindler who in the early 1920s bilked his clients out of $20 million—worth more than $240 million in 2014 dollars.

CAPS Position on Health Care Coverage

CAPS firmly believes that working Americans are entitled to health insurance coverage for contraception.  A case now before the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether private corporations can obtain an exemption from the Contraceptive Mandate of the Affordable Care Act. While we support everyone's right to their own beliefs, we do not believe that employers should be able to deprive their employees of health care coverage for birth control.