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Germany to shrink by 10 million people by 2050



In 2003, I was in middle school. I had just started to envision a future for myself—one that involved traveling. In high school I began to realize my dream: I went abroad and spent several days in Germany. I learned firsthand that Germany was an energetic country with a rich (if tumultuous) history. But I didn’t know back then that Germany was dying. No one told me that the Germany I visited in 2008 had …

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Why Normal People Should Care About “Baby Busts”



  Long, long ago, when Anne’s parents were in college (sorry, mom and dad), demographers made an observation: they saw that for most of human history, even though couples were having far more than two children, mortality was also very high. The result was that populations either stayed the same or grew very slowly. Then, with the advent of modern medicine, our life expectancy doubled, and then doubled again. And, not unexpectedly, our population doubled, …

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Global Monitor



Scalia & Abortion In a recent speech at the University of Delaware, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia talked about his thoughts on the misinterpretation of the Constitution and how some believe it to support the legality of abortion. Justice Scalia is an “originalist,” meaning he looks for the original meaning of the document rather than viewing it as an ever-changing “living document,” which often offers a more liberal interpretation. He cited the fact that abortion …

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Family Planning Graduation



It’s time to graduate some Third World countries from American-sponsored population control. “Population stabilization” in developing countries is an official purpose of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), though in keeping with the zeitgeist, efforts to achieve that goal are today called family planning programs. In this time of massive deficits, American taxpayers pay over $400 million a year (conservatively estimated) to reduce the populations of Third World nations whose birthrates have already collapsed …

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