Population growth is the problem

  Dear HCN,

Kudos to Ray Ring for his story, "The Politics of Growth," in your Oct. 14 issue.

But the article omitted the most crucial part of the "politics of growth."

His article and so many others you publish that describe all the symptoms of continued population growth, should end with the following sentence: "We need to heed the conclusions of the 1972 Rockefeller Commission by finally establishing a national population policy designed to stabilize U.S. population at a level or range deemed suitable for the long-term future. Otherwise, we are simply repositioning the deck chairs on the Titanic."

M. Boyd Wilcox

Corvallis, Oregon

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