Julian Simon was disparaged during his lifetime because he challenged and debunked fears of overpopulation and depletion of natural resources. In later years and after his death in 1998, he did receive some of the attention he is due.
For example, his legacy is honored at an annual dinner sponsored by the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Simon and his writings continue to inspire new works, most recently Superabundance, a book about how prosperous the world has become. It was featured at the CEI dinner.
If you want to know more about Julian Simon, start with my (Jane Shaw Stroup’s) short piece, “Julian Simon Vindicated, Again,” at Janetakesonhistory.org.
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