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Downsizing

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“Downsizing” in contemporary vernacular has come to be associated with reducing possessions – “stuff” – to live more simply. But in Alexander Payne’s new film, “Downsizing,” the word has a completely different meaning.
 

Another Year Ends with Scant Media Reporting on Overpopulation

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Journalists consider writing about
overpopulation too risky.

Ag Visas up; Hurts Unemployed Americans, Adds to Population Growth

According to the Capital Press, which describes itself as the West’s agriculture website, in 2017 the U.S. Department of Labor approved 200, 049 H-2A guest worker visas, a 20.7 increase over the 2016 total of 165, 741. The H-2A is a temporary visa that allows foreign nations to legally enter the United States to perform seasonal agricultural labor.

New Bill Would Slow Immigration, Help Stabilize Population

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Dave Brat’s three-in-one bill would end chain migration and visa lottery,
mandate E-Verify.

California’s Affordable Housing Shortage Linked to Over-Population, Over-Immigration

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California leads the nation in having the most severely rent-burdened households,
defined by the U.S. Department Housing and Urban Development as families
that spend more than 30 percent of their income on rent. According to HUD,

Refugee Resettlement Declining, Helpful in Slowing U.S. Population Growth

U.S. Fertility at all-time low.
U.S. Fertility at all-time low.

World Population Review: California’s Population ‘Simply Huge’

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The World Population Review (WPR) recently released its latest California analysis.

A few takeaways and forecasts the study made follow. Some facts are well-known to demographers, but other predictions underline the importance of stabilizing California’s population.

Brown Signs Bills to Alleviate Affordable Housing Shortage; Mum on Population Growth

Brown and his entourage
Senate Pro Tem President Kevin de Leon Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti,
and others at Hunter’s Point, an impoverished, crime-ridden neighborhood
Sacramento legislator hopes to transform over the next decade into
an affordable housing units.

Here Come the Giga-Mansions; There Go California’s Magnificent Hillsides

so cal mansion
Home, Sweet, Home: 100,000-square-foot, $500 million monstrosity,
 latest Los Angeles trend. 

Frustrated New York Subway Riders Struggling with Over-Population Related Delays

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75,000 subway delays monthly, overpopulation contributes to one-third of them.

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