John F. Rohe

John F. Rohe is the vice president of philanthropy and secretary at the Colcom Foundation.

Stemming Loss or Swelling Growth?

Generating population growth and stemming population loss create different winners and losers. Growth has enabled scientific collaborations, human comforts, and flourishing cities. What’s not to like?  By contrast, Edward Abbey cautions: “Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of a cancer cell.”  What ends might population growth now serve? Is there too little …

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