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Topics: low fertility rate

Mosher: China May End Two-Child Policy, But What Comes Next May Be Just as Bad



This article originally appeared on Breitbart It wasn’t so long ago that Chinese officials were bragging about the success of their population control program. When the Chinese Minister of Health, Gao Qiang, visited the U.S. in 2011, he proudly told a horrified group of U.S. Congressmen: “We have eliminated 400 million people from the population. We have eliminated more people than the entire population of the United States.” Now comes word that the Party is poised to …

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South Korea “Going Extinct”?



From South Korea comes a startling prediction that, if current population trends continue, the country will “go extinct” in 2750. The study, based on a computer simulation conducted by that country’s National Assembly Research Service (NARS), also identifies the culprit: not a high death rate or emigration rate, but one of the lowest fertility rates in the world. Of course, a world without South Koreans lies centuries in the future, and a lot can change …

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Demographics as the Grim Reaper



More and more countries are hearing the death knell of low birth rates. We live in an age unique in human history. Per capita incomes have never been higher, lifespans have never been longer, and people are better fed and educated than ever before. At the same time, birth rates have fallen to historically low levels. In fact, they have fallen to levels so low that they will extinguish whole populations unless something is done. …

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Spain’s Government Sees Folly of Falling Fertility



The socialist government of Spain has surprised everyone by adopting a pro-natal policy. Each newborn will receive a check for Euro 2,500 (about $3,938 U.S.). If the newborn is born into a family with three or more children, the amount is increased to Euro 3,500. “Spain Needs More Children” In announcing the policy, President Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said to the Parliament that “In order to continue progressing, Spain needs more families with more children. …

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Spain’s Socialist Government Sees the Folly of Falling Fertility



  17 March 2008     Vol. 10 / No. 11 Spain’s Socialist Government Sees the Folly of Falling Fertility The socialist government of Spain has surprised everyone by adopting a pro-natal policy. Each newborn will receive a check for Euro 2,500 (about 3,938 dollars). If the newborn is born into a family with three or more children, the amount is increased to Euro 3,500. In announcing the policy, President Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said to the …

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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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Interviews with Vatican Leaders: 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 refusal to value any substantive thing over any other, is the ideology of suicide. He wrote the book in the context of the struggle against Communism, a struggle which, contrary to what many believe, is far from over. Today, the Christian-descended world again faces a …

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