This increase in the world's population represents humanity's victory against death.
"The State of Humanity: Steadily Improving," Cato Institute Policy Report, September/October 1995 
We now have in our hands—really, in our libraries—the technology to feed, clothe, and supply energy to an ever-growing population for the next seven billion years.Julian Simon
Progress toward a more abundant material life does not come like manna from heaven, however. My message certainly is not one of complacency. The ultimate resource is people — especially skilled, spirited, and hopeful young people endowed with liberty — who will exert their wills and imaginations for their own benefit and inevitably benefit the rest of us as well.Julian Simon