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Topics: emigration

Spain: Setting a Trap for Families



Spain is following Greece into the demographic twilight as birth rates fall. The leftist government of Jose Zapatero has burdened the country with excessive government spending even while tax revenues shrink and unemployment explodes. Vol. 12/No. 14 NAVARRE, SPAIN—Here in Spain, the government has tried to compensate for the lack of demographic growth by huge government subsidies borrowed from largely foreign lenders. Now the loans are coming due and the prospects for repaying them are …

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Global Monitor: Speculation on the Future of World Population



It is easy to understand the confusion of many concerning whether the world is overpopulated or under populated when one reads a news report on the increasing number of Sub-Saharan Africans followed by an article on the alarming lack of people in Russia or Eastern Europe. This confusion is due in part to the difference in population developments worldwide. A recently updated study by the Austrian-based International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) tries to …

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Are There Too Many Colombians?



On September 27–28, the University of La Sabana, a Catholic University located in Bogota, Colombia, convened a conference on “Population, Life, and Development.” Steven Mosher told the assembly, which included senior government officials, that Colombia was not overpopulated. Like other Baby Boomers, I lived through the unprecedented doubling of the global population in the second half of the 20th century. Never before in human history had our numbers increased so far, so fast: from 3 …

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Are There Too Many Columbians



PRI Weekly Briefing, September 24, 2007 Vol. 9 / No. 35 8 October 2007     Vol. 9 / No. 37 On September 27-28, the University of La Sabana, a Catholic University located in Bogota, Colombia, convened a conference on “Population, Life, and Development.” Steven Mosher told the assembly, which included senior government officials, that Colombia was not overpopulated. Are There Too Many Colombians? Like other Baby Boomers, I lived through the unprecedented doubling of the global …

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For the Record …



“According to a recent United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) State of the World Population Report, these practices, combined with neglect, have resulted in at least 60 million ‘missing’ girls in Asia, creating gender imbalances and other serious problems that experts say will have far reaching consequences for years to come. “‘Twenty-five million men in China currently can’t find brides because there is a shortage of women,’ said Steven Mosher president of the Population Research Institute …

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Infanticide, Abortion Responsible for 60 Million Girls Missing In Asia (Foxnews.com)



Infanticide, Abortion Responsible for 60 Million Girls Missing in Asia By Sherry Karabin 06/13/2007  — Courtesy Foxnews.com There is a little-known battle for survival going in some parts of the world. Those at risk are baby girls, and the casualties are in the millions each year. The weapons being used against them are prenatal sex selection, abortion and female infanticide — the systematic killing of girls soon after they are born. According to a recent …

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Motherless Russia



“In general, Russia suffers from a frightening poverty in the sphere of facts and a frightening wealth of all types of arguments,” wrote Chekhov in a letter to a friend. Now, Russia suffers from a destructive poverty of a sort that she has not in a long time, of people, while she continues to groan under an increasing surfeit of social and domestic problems. Previous would-be conquerors of Russia such as Napoleon and Hitler failed …

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Suicide of the West?



17 November 2006     Vol. 8 / No. 45 Dear Colleague: Earlier this year we sent Joseph A. D’Agostino to Rome where, among other activities, he interviewed two Vatican prelates. Here is what they had to say about the life issues and demographics. Suicide of the West? It is said that civilizations die more often by suicide than by murder.  Decades ago, James Burnham wrote Suicide of the West about the nature of liberalism which, with its …

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