In a recent interview for Vogue, Prince Harry declared to British anthropologist Jane Goodall that he and Meghan plan on having only two children, due to environmental concerns. Alarmist predictions about the results of overpopulation is nothing new, of course. Even Goodall herself said in 2010, that “[i]t’s our population growth that underlies just about every single one of the problems that we’ve inflicted on the planet.” So, is earth really overpopulated? And will having less children save the planet? Stephen Barrows, Acton’s managing director of programs, joins the podcast to explain the economics behind the issue and how to thoughtfully approach concerns about the environment. After that, Dr. Eric Larson, Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Michigan State University, takes a look at Medicare for All, explaining current problems in health care as well as just how costly Medicare for All would be.

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  1. Henry Racette Contributor
    Henry Racette
    @HenryRacette

    Great show. The interview with Dr. Larson was particularly good; he makes a lot of sense with his calls for decentralization and disintermediation in the health care industry.  I’m going to hunt down his podcast (paradocs, or similar) for what I hope will be a sensible insider perspective on health care reform.

     

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