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Enough Is Enough by Dan O’Neill, Rob Dietz

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[ CHAPTER 6 ]ENOUGH PEOPLE

Stabilizing Population

I’ve never seen a problem that wouldn’t be easier to solve with fewer people. The same problem becomes harder, or ultimately impossible, when more people are involved.

SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH1

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

An unusual house sits in a typical middle-class neighborhood in the suburbs of Atlanta. Fifty homes that look like an early 1970s vision of the American dream line the neighborhood’s shady cul-de-sacs. The mass-produced houses sit on parcels carved out of the forested red-clay slopes typical of Georgia’s Piedmont region. These houses mostly look alike, since they share the same cultural and architectural roots, but the very last house at the end of the street stands out. It’s a custom job ...

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