Garrett Hardin

Garrett Hardin is professor emeritas of human ecology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Latest by Garrett Hardin in Chronicles

  • From Health Care to Discrimination
    June 1994

    From Health Care to Discrimination

    As we try to improve our lives with a national health care plan we must not forget the "law of unintended consequences" to which Robert Merton alerted us in 1936.

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  • The P's and Q's of Immigration
    June 1993

    The P's and Q's of Immigration

    Dear Dinah: Sounds like your solo in the Boston church was a triumph. Your grandma and I wish we could have been there to hear it. We'll make it some time.

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  • Conspicuous Benevolence and the Population Bomb
    October 1991

    Conspicuous Benevolence and the Population Bomb

    The one certain thing about population control is that we do not yet know how to achieve it. That needs a bit of explaining. If human beings do absolutely nothing about controlling their populations, nature will do it for us, simply because the world—our world—is limited.

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