Short Is Beautiful

Short Is Beautiful

Thomas Samaras, in The Futurist (August 1978), World Fu-

ture Society, P.O. Box 30369, Bethesda Branch, Washington, D.C. 20014.

The ever-increasing stature and size of North American and North European people has long been regarded as a good thing-a result of prosperity, better diet, and superior medical care. However, in ecologi- cal terms, human bigness is unquestionably bad.
So writes Samaras, a California systems analyst. Short people re- quire less food, oxygen...

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