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Be Fruitful and Multiply! Says Hungarian Prime Minister



In his annual State of the Nation address this past Sunday, Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced his proposed “Family Protection Action Plan,” a package of policies aimed at encouraging couples to marry and have children. Lots of children. A key element of Orban’s plan would exempt women with four or more children from the income tax. His plan also offers women under 40 who are getting married for the first time special low-interest government …

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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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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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President’s Page: Alien Nation: PRI is Attacked by the Barren Left



Praise, for the Christian, can never be an unmitigated pleasure. For it must be taken with a large dollop of humility — castor oil for the soul, as it were — lest the soul develop an inordinate sense of its own worth. Like the pastor who, complimented on his homily, responded, “The Devil was just telling me the same thing.” Attacked by the Enemy Outrageous criticism, on the other hand, especially when it comes from …

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