There is certainly enough blame to pass around, and I would not deny the influence of Congress and the presidency, but to paraphrase the subhead: "Virtually everything that ails our cities can be traced to the excessive number of worldwide conceptions over the past 50 years."
When you add 2.5 billion people to the Earth in some 30 or 40 years, almost all of them in or migrating to cities, is it any wonder at all that the unstable cities have problems, or that the poor get poorer? In fact, it's a wonder that everyone does not get poorer!
Imagine a world in which we do not add 5 billion more people in the next 40 or 50 years! Paraphrasing again: "The federal government must play a leadership role in discouraging U.S. and worldwide population growth."
WALTER K. WAYMEYER