Ed Driscoll

Gee--No, ZPG!

Remember the cries on the left in the late 1960s and early ’70s for zero population growth? (They spawned an awful Star Trek episode and a couple of even worse movies if you need a quick refresher.) Well, it’s possible to see it in action these days on both coasts–and in Old Europe. First up, the Connecticut Post writes, “Can New England be saved? Report finds too many negatives”:

Are New England’s best days behind it? Is it fated to be an old, blue, cold and complacent corner of a red-hot America?

Some indicators suggest so. The six states are barely holding their own in population; Massachusetts is actually slipping. Each year the merger mania of big companies seems to snap up a famed New England corporation