Ex-ter-min-ate: Malthus meets the Daleks

The overpopulation obsession, house priceszzz and Heather Mills: read Mick Hume's columns in The Times (London) this week.

Mick Hume

Mick Hume

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Tuesday 30 October

‘Are we living in a housebound society? Such is our property obsession that a Briton’s home can now be his or her pension, passion or pet cause. The classical philosophical question — “How should a man live?” — has been bulldozed and replaced by a new, smaller one: “Where should we live, and how much can we make on it?” No wonder the prospect of falling house prices fills many with dread…’

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Friday 2 November

‘Why did that Sky News presenter have to apologise for joking that David Cameron’s answer to population growth is “extermination”? I thought she had a serious point. OK, she was wrong on the precise detail of Conservative policy in Mr Cameron’s speech, but she nailed the general misanthropic tone in which the alleged problem of “overpopulation” is discussed…’

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