Friday, December 19, 2008, 4:33 PM
Albert Barlett is a man I hold in very high esteem.
First, for his ability to speak in clear, concise language, which is the hallmark of someone who has mastered their material.
Second, because he sees the obvious and dares to point it out. Let me reframe that: He sees things that are incredibly obvious to others once he points them out. But because these things are most often "hidden in plain view," they are actually noticed by very few.
His work on growth and population deserves the widest attention possible.
Recently, I had a nice email exchange with Dr. Bartlett, and he closed with this: