Overpopulation? We should be so lucky

Published: Thursday, Feb. 7 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

He is impressed with how Brigham Young University provides married student housing. States, he said, should offer this at more universities, at least allowing the option of being married with children while doing undergraduate work.

Beyond that, government could be more welcoming of religion in the public square and could find ways to break up the “college cartel” that has led to skyrocketing tuition costs, which discourage young people from assuming the added cost of children.

Already, pundits have assailed Last for attacking Malthus and his doctrine. Few I’ve seen so far have confronted his data directly. Perhaps they worry it would shake their theology.

Jay Evensen is associate editor of the Deseret News editorial page. E-mail him at even@desnews.com. For more content, visit his web site, www.jayevensen.com.

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