1. J. B. Wiesner and H. F. York, 211 (No. 4), 27 (1964).
Population, as Malthus said, naturally tends to grow"geometrically," or, as we would now say,exponentially. In a finite world this means that the per-capitashare of the world's goods must decrease. Is ours a finite world?
4. J. H. Fremlin, No.415 (1964), p. 285.
The most important aspect of necessity that we must nowrecognize, is the necessity of abandoning the commons inbreeding. No technical solution can rescue us from the misery ofoverpopulation. Freedom to breed will bring ruin to all. At themoment, to avoid hard decisions many of us are tempted topropagandize for conscience and responsible parenthood. Thetemptation must be resisted, because an appeal to independentlyacting consciences selects for the disappearance of allconscience in the long run, and an increase in anxiety in theshort.
I prefer to talk about "discrimination," rather than "stigma," because discrimination is something we can actually challenge and change, such as through legislation. The word stigma, of course, comes from "branded," and implies that my identity as a psychiatrically-labeled person is inherently negative, which is not always the case.
8. G. Hardin, Ed., (Freeman, San Francisco, 1964), p. 56.
"Looking at a more recent analysis of the sickness of thecore city, Wallace F. Smith has argued that the productive modelof the city is no longer viable for the purposes of economicanalysis. Instead, he develops a model of the city as a site forleisure consumption, and then seems to suggest that the nature ofthis model is such is such that the city cannot regain its healthbecause the leisure demands are value-based and, hence do notadmit to compromise and accommodation; consequently there is noway of deciding among these value- oriented demands that arebeing made on the core city.
9. S. McVay, 216(No. 8), 13 (1966).
"Indeed, the process has been so widely commented uponthat one writer postulated a common life cycle for all of theattempts to develop regulatory policies. The life cycle islaunched by an outcry so widespread and demanding that itgenerates enough political force to bring about establishment ofa regulatory agency to insure the equitable, just, and rationaldistribution of the advantages among all holders of interest inthe commons. This phase is followed by the symbolic reassuranceof the offended as the agency goes into operation, developing aperiod of political quiescence among the great majority of thosewho hold a general but unorganized interest in the commons. Oncethis political quiescence has developed, the highly organized andspecifically interested groups who wish to make incursions intothe commons bring sufficient pressure to bear through otherpolitical processes to convert the agency to the protection andfurthering of their interests. In the last phase even staffing ofthe regulating agency is accomplished by drawing the agencyadministrators from the ranks of the regulated." [p.p.60-61]
10. J. Fletcher, (Westminster, Philadelphia, 1966).
"In the United States today, however, there is emerging anew set of behavior patterns which suggest that the myth iseither dead or dying. Instead of believing and behaving inaccordance with the myth, large sectors of the population aredeveloping life-styles and value hierarchies that givecontemporary Americans an appearance more closely analogous tothe particularistic, primitive forms of 'tribal' organizations ingeographic proximity than to that shining new alloy, the Americancivilization." [p. 56]
11. D. Lack, (Clarendon Press, Oxford, England, 1954).