FRONT ROYAL, November 20, 2003 ( – A new report form the United Nations Population Division has reached the earth-shattering conclusion that people are a key part of economic development, according to the November 19 PRI Weekly Briefing.  The report, entitled “Levels and Trends of International Migration to Selected Countries in Asia,” reaches the conclusion that migrant labour is a good thing when it comes to building up the economies of developing countries. As such, the report may begin to unravel the anti-population ideology that holds sway in the developed world.  “Despite the crucial role played by migrant labor throughout Asia and much of the rest of the world, U.S. foreign policy continues to rely heavily on ‘population planning’ and ‘fertility reduction’ to jumpstart development,” PRI observes. “Population control ideologues at USAID continue to claim that there is a vast unmet need for contraception, in the face of infant deaths for lack of life-saving basics. In fact, the greatest unmet need in many countries is for workers. Julian Simon was right when he called people, ‘the ultimate resource’.”  To read or subscribe to PRI’s newsletter:


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