The Public Interest

Julian Simon's Cracked Crystal Ball

Julian L. Simon & Katherine Gillman

Fall 1981

MOST people who look at the prospects for the planet Earth in the next few decades find the outlook pretty sobering. They see mounting problems-persistent human poverty, rapid population growth, ever-increasing human demands, severe stresses on the earth’s resources and environment-and no easy answers. They believe the world has no time to lose in facing up to the problems and working for solutions.

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