The Death of Birth — Our Dismal Fertility Rates

Through Collapsed Fertility Rates, We Are Self-Exterminating

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Unless you’ve been living alone in a remote cave for the last few years, you’ve likely heard rumblings about the worldwide collapse of fertility rates. While many politicians fail (fear?) to speak of the growing fiscal crises that this phenomenon is causing, an increasing number of economists and demographers are addressing the issue. With dramatically reduced rates of childbearing, particularly in the developed world, societies are aging at a dangerous rate. In some nations, population has started to fall.

Though a drop in human population might well be a blessing for an ecologically overtaxed world, governments have done little to prepare for the aging of their countries. As a result, programs — such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid — are approaching bankruptcy. Far higher taxes and reduced benefits will be unavoidable. In addition, increased immigration is necessary to provide taxpayers to support the elderly, and cultural clashes are a growing problem.

This blog will keep readers abreast of the building social and economic problems that are resulting from this recent development. It will also offer proposals for dealing with these issues.

N.B. Many of the maps appearing on these pages are courtesy of the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin or of the US Central Intelligence Agency’s World Fact Book.

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