First of all, an article that cuts to the chase with respect to population.
I'd like to recommend a book entitled The True and Only Heaven: Progress and Its Critics by Christopher Lasch. It is a comprehensive review of Liberalism that makes one realize that Stephen Moore (Club for Growth) and anyone else who believes in unlimited growth are liberals. Stephen Moore wants to promote growth without big government and those such as Barack Obama and his "team" are willing to use big government to keep growth going. Both, however, are pro-growth. There are very few people who have contemplated what it would mean to have a steady state economy.
It is important that we understand why we are where we are today. This book changed my perspective on liberals and caused me to realize that our entire system is based on an idea of progress that is not sustainable. Ironically, the problems with progress were foreseen over two hundred years ago by individuals who are best defined as republicans (small r, almost all Republicans today are liberals as defined by Lasch).
There are ways that we can avoid growing ourselves into oblivion and enhancing our quality of life at the same time. Most of us these days seem to have a bunker mentality. How can I keep my assets? Gold? Silver? More ammunition? Investing in foreign currencies and companies? We should focus instead on how to transition our society to a steady state. (Please note that I believe that the changes have to be far more comprehensive than the transition town plans that are making the rounds. I believe that the foundation of our society has to be a new type of university that is present throughout our lives much like religion and the nuclear family is today.)
I just read a report that compared the collapse projections by the team that wrote Limits to Growth with what has actually occurred since 1972. In almost every category, their projections were dead on. (Pun intended.)
For those who don't have the time to read The True and Only Heaven, I can recommend The Unconscious Civilization by John Ralston Saul as an alternative way to understand why we are in the mess we are in today.
We have to get away from these online back and forth discussions and delve deeper into the cause of our predicament.
Finally, this presentation on organic agriculture is worth viewing. Organic food will be the cornerstone of any society that is centered around quality of life.