CAPS Blog - Leon Kolankiewicz

Address the Cause, Not the Symptoms

A book review of  Move Upstream: A Call to Solve Overpopulation, by Karen I. Shragg This is a fine little volume – a slender, very readable 101 pages – that would make an excellent holiday gift for the likes of Bill and Melinda Gates, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Hillary Clinton, artists, filmmakers, clergymen and women, anti-hunger campaigners, feminists and conservationists...

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Are Mass Immigration and Mass Outsourcing Killing Less-Educated, Middle-Aged White Americans?

Death rates have been increasing for white, middle-aged Americans, according to a husband-and-wife team of economists at Princeton University. The New York Times recently reported on the couple’s study that was published in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The results of this startling study contrast with decreasing mortality trends among every other ethnic...

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Amazonia’s Trees Threatened

The Amazon River and Basin (Amazonia) need no introduction. The river itself is by far the biggest on Earth; in fact, its average discharge or flow rate exceeds the next six largest rivers combined (Congo, Ganges, Orinoco, Madeira, Yangtze and Negro). Our own Mighty Mississippi places 9th on this procession of goliaths, with an average discharge a mere one-tenth of the Amazon’s. Every...

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H-1B Visa Program Called ‘Tremendous Threat to American Professionals’

Now I know why my son, an engineering graduate, struggled so long to find his first job! In December 2014, I was a proud father. My 22-year-old son had endured four years of one of the most grueling majors in higher education – electrical engineering – and had just graduated with a respectable GPA from one of the top engineering colleges in the country – Virginia Tech. At long...

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The Five Biggest Immigration Myths According to Expert Steven Camarota

Steven Camarota, Ph.D., is one of America’s foremost experts on immigration. He is the Director of Research at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). CIS is a Washington, DC-based think tank that examines the impacts of legal and illegal immigration on the United States.   In recent years, Dr. Camarota has testified before Congress more than any other nongovernmental authority on...

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Global Consumption Skyrocketing

One consequence of an enormous population Across four decades, the Washington, D.C.-based Worldwatch Institute, founded in 1974 by the incomparable Lester Brown, has issued insightful reports on important environmental, economic, social and technological trends shaping the future of the Earth and its human inhabitants. The first annual report in the State of the World series was published in...

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Today is World Vasectomy Day!

Snip to Save the Earth As a proud recipient of a vasectomy in 1997, a year after the birth of my second child, I am pleased to see that World Vasectomy Day (WVD) is now in its fourth year, scheduled for today, Friday, November 13. American documentary filmmaker and WVD cofounder Jonathan Stack. WVD 2015 activities will be focused in Indonesia, but there’s...

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Earth on Edge of Losing its Coral Reefs?

The warming seas are cooking the coral (well actually, bleaching it) Healthy coral reefs support a mind-boggling variety of marine life. California’s rugged and scenic, wave-tossed coastline boasts extensive kelp beds and other riches, but is too far north to be blessed with coral reefs. However, they do flourish not far to the south along the Baja Peninsula in...

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Morgan Stanley's Head of Emerging Markets Doesn’t Understand Numbers, Reality

The Wall Street Journal just can’t get enough of the ‘birth dearth’ …Or of immigrants…or of denouncing ‘anti-immigrant hysteria’ Last year, in an article for The Social Contract entitled, “More Nonsense on Inexhaustible Resources from The Wall Street Journal,” I wrote this about Corporate America’s and Investment Banking’s...

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Solitude Sought in Nature Threatened by Overpopulation and Overcrowding

Years before I became persona non grata in the Sierra Club for my criticism of its leadership’s refusal to acknowledge immigration’s environmental impacts and my participation in the intra-club insurgency known as SUSPS (Sierrans for U.S. Population Stabilization), I actually wrote a feature story for Sierra / the Sierra Club Bulletin, that organization’s flagship publication....

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