In the January-February issue of Foreign Affairs a lead article was ” The New Population Bomb.” The article discusses population growth and the trends associated with that growth. The demographic weight of the developed world will drop 25% in the next 40 years. People have been writing and talking about this trend for some time. Nine of ten children under the age of 15 now live in the developing countries. The developed countries, such as ours, are having trouble finding enough young people to make their economies work. We immigrate, as does Europe, out of necessity.
The Foreign Affairs article offers ways to stabilize the distorted demographic trends. The first reform listed is for developed countries, such as ours, to have more babies. Our young people should be considering not having just one or two children, but maybe three or four. Having more children demands we rid ourselves of selfishness. But, that is also a good thing.
The politicians in Washington are wanting to reduce the population and saving our culture demands we have more babies and increase the population. Nobody should be surprised!