Julian Simon and
Terrorism

What would Simon have said about terrorism? Probably he would say that the cause was merely the result of corrupt government or fanatical acts of extremists. Would too many people have anything to do with it? Oooooh NO! Never mind that so many people of Islamic countries such as Iraq are ignorant and lack education (especially the women). Never mind that those people have little hope of improving their lot in life. The women are baby machines and slaves to their husbands. Huge families breed large numbers of desparate young men and in their ignorance succumb to the lies of clerics who say that their teachings are the word of God. So now we have a ready supply of ignorant young Muslims who are willing to blow themselves up so they can go to heaven and have 27 wives.

Did anyone notice that the problem is getting worse as the population increases?

And the beat goes on......