ANSLEY J. COALE
Professor of Economics and Director, Office of Population Research, Princeton University.
I AM NEITHER a sociologist nor a biologist, and I am not a physician. In talking before this audience about the economic implications of population, I am in the position of a young man who was an Army Air Force pilot during World War II. He flew in the early days of the Pacific War one of the first models of air-borne radar, and had some combat experience with this first radar for aircraft. They brought him back to the States and took him before the Army War College, and asked him to give a talk on the tactical uses of air-borne radar. He looked at his audience, which consisted of high-ranking officers, the most junior of whom were one or two majors, but most of whom were colonels and generals. He took a deep breath and said, "There must be dozens of people who know more about the tactical use of air-borne radar than l; however, seeing none of them here . . . . ." That's why I chose to say something on the economics of population. Besides, it is a most serious aspect of