"salus populi est suprema lex,"
the prosperity of the people is the supreme law

Biography of William P. Meyers

William P. Meyers (Bill) was born in 1955 at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base in North Carolina. His family moved in 1961 to Jacksonville, Florida, where his father attended college and then taught math in public and private high schools. William graduated from The Bolles School in 1972 and then attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he obtained a B.A. in Political Science. Bill paid his way through college with scholarships and work as a lifeguard and factory worker.

Bill worked as a paralegal and computer expert to support himself while engaging in grass-roots community organizing and journalism. In 1987 he joined the Industrial Workers of the World, a labor union, and in 1988 began working with Earth First! He started a book publishing company, III Publishing, in 1988.

Bill married Jan Edwards in 1991 and moved to San Francisco. Jan and Bill settled in Mendocino County in 1994. In 1998 he stopped publishing books, but set up a business as a freelance technical writer. In 1999 he co-founded the Redwood Coast Alliance for Democracy with Jan Edwards and was appointed to the Point Arena School Board. In 2001 joined the Green Party. He was re-elected to the school board in 2001 and 2003. In 2006 and 2007 he served as president of the board. He also served as a California Green Party representatives on the national committee of the Green Party of the United States.

In 2016, alarmed by dangerous right-wing candidates like Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, and then Donald Trump, Bill decided to support Hillary Clinton for President. In 2017 he became an active Democratic Party member in Seattle, Washington.

Bill's main focus is now on human overpopulation and overconsumption. He is in the process of forming an organization to encourage a gradual decline in the human population to a long-term sustainable number.

Bill is an expert on book indexing and language computation. See his White Paper Book Indexing: Lessons in Language Computation.