Author Paul Sabin on his book "The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon and Our Gamble Over Earth's Future":
Originally aired: Thursday, September 12, 2013
In the mid 1980's dire warnings about overpopulation and apocalyptic scarcity caused one economist to stand up to the hysteria and place a bet that things would get BETTER not worse in ten years. When the results came in, fear lost. THE BET is the story of that historic wager and its continuing fallout.