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April 5, 1990 | GARRY ABRAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The brink of an abyss always yawns under Paul Ehrlich's feet--but it doesn't stop him from walking across the university campus to a hearty lunch. It's a little surprising, really, to encounter the famed population expert in the person of this cheerful, outgoing biology professor who praises the Stanford University faculty club's ample buffet--notable for the absence of raw whole grains, undercooked vegetables and cholesterol warning signs. Where is his hair shirt?
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April 5, 1990 | GARRY ABRAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The brink of an abyss always yawns under Paul Ehrlich's feet--but it doesn't stop him from walking across the university campus to a hearty lunch. It's a little surprising, really, to encounter the famed population expert in the person of this cheerful, outgoing biology professor who praises the Stanford University faculty club's ample buffet--notable for the absence of raw whole grains, undercooked vegetables and cholesterol warning signs. Where is his hair shirt?
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December 24, 1996 | D. JAMES ROMERO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scientific journals brim with tales of doom like loud tabloids. The human population is exploding like a fungal scourge, and the Earth doesn't have the resources to keep up. Third World poverty is disastrous. The environment is being poisoned to death. Killer viruses are coming to a town near you. Are they crying wolf, or are we rightly pessimistic these days? Who says we never report the good news? Just when we need it, along comes USC economics professor Richard A. Easterlin.
NEWS
December 11, 1995 | JAMES BORNEMEIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A new study on the effects of immigration finds that total per capita government expenditures are much lower for immigrants--legal and illegal--than for native-born citizens. The report also paints an upbeat picture of immigrants' educational achievements and asserts that the nation's natural resources and environment are unaffected by the influx of immigrants. "As of the 1970s, immigrants contributed more to the public coffers in taxes than they drew out in welfare services," the report says.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1993 | BILL BOYARSKY
Nisei Week was drawing to a close Saturday when I visited the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo. Little Tokyo seemed to be the perfect place to see the dangers of the political campaigns against illegal immigration being waged by Republican Gov. Pete Wilson, Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and many other politicians. Wilson has proposed a tough package. He has called for refusing citizenship to U.S.
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August 7, 1991 | JACK SMITH
My friend Herb Henrikson, the Caltech physics engineer, has sent me an article by John Tierney (New York Times Magazine, Dec. 2, 1990) suggesting that the Earth is not in mortal danger and that our rising population will actually make life better. To the environmentalists, of course, these notions are the most appalling heresy. In fact, Henrikson warns that I will be "confronted with a barrel of snakes" if I even mention them. "You can challenge the existence of God.
NEWS
October 1, 1996 | D. JAMES ROMERO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scientific journals brim with tales of doom like loud tabloids. The human population is exploding like a fungal scourge and the Earth doesn't have the resources to keep up. Third World poverty is disastrous. The environment is being poisoned to death. Killer viruses are coming to a town near you. Are they crying wolf, or are we rightly pessimistic these days? Who says we never report the good news? Just when we need it, along comes USC economics professor Richard A. Easterlin.
BUSINESS
March 11, 1997 | KAREN E. KLEIN
Q: I run an executive tennis league and am expanding it throughout Los Angeles. How can I get a sponsor for the league? Should I approach one of the large- or small-business people who are in the league or try to attract a sporting goods company as a corporate sponsor? --Cathy Canuti Cathy Canuti's Executive Tennis League * A: Both avenues are probably good, because when it comes to raising funds, the more the merrier.
NEWS
January 6, 1992 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT and PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When Gov. Pete Wilson pointed to immigrants as one of the sources of the state's budget troubles, he stepped into a political minefield. Here was the governor, in a state that has romanticized, nurtured and invited immigration, wondering in a national newsmagazine whether there is "a limit to what we can absorb."
NEWS
August 13, 1993 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite Gov. Pete Wilson's call this week for new restrictions on illegal immigration, a growing body of research challenges the popularly held view that immigrants are damaging California's much-battered economy. Wilson's open letter to President Clinton endorsed the view that illegal immigrants steal jobs from natives, lower wages for everyone and fill jails, schools and hospitals while paying no taxes.
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