Slightly Against Underpopulation Worries

Source: Astral Codex Ten
by Scott Alexander

“So I hear there’s an underpopulation crisis now. … I think the strong version of this claim — that underpopulation could cause human extinction — is 100% false. The weaker version — that it could make life unpleasant in some countries — is true. But I don’t think it’s at the top of any list of things to worry about.” (08/03/22)