February 16, 2013

The Global Fertility Panic

Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail

AP Photo

We have entered the age of the fertility panic. Country after country is discovering that smaller families are causing the population to shrink, which means more old people, and therefore higher government expenses and lower tax revenues. And many of those countries are then jumping to the wrong conclusion: that they should persuade people to have more kids.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: global economy, Demographics


February 12, 2013
Implications of Islam's Demographic Death
David Goldman, PJ Media
My 2011 book How Civilizations Die (and Why Islam is Dying, Too) assembled evidence that the decline of Islam as a religion explained collapsing fertility, just as the decline of Catholicism explained collapsing fertility in... more ››
February 5, 2013
Will China Scrap Population Control?
Beth Main, Shanghaiist
Speculation has surfaced again that China might scrap its one-child policy, amid concerns that it is negatively affecting the country's economic growth and population equality. more ››
February 14, 2013
Please Don't Start a Currency War
New York Times