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Topics: Social Security

The Wisdom of the Church’s Teaching on Marriage



From individuals, to families, to the general population at-large, marriage is essential to society. A committed marriage provides the best arrangement for the well-being of both spouses and children. Marriage provides a more stable environment for personal growth and development than any other living arrangement. Yet many families in today’s culture are rent apart by separation, divorce, and civil remarriage. Former spouses and children are left to suffer the effects—effects so pervasive and widespread that …

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America Needs a Baby Boom



Social security is about to go belly up, financially speaking. And at the head of this crisis is a demographic disproportion: there are simply too few young people coming into the workforce to support the increasing numbers of elderly baby boomers who are retiring. In “What’s Really Behind the Entitlement Crisis,” (Wall Street Journal, July 12th), Ben Wattenberg explains that “never-born babies are the root cause of the ‘social deficit’ that plagues nations across the …

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President’s Page: If It Weren’t For You Meddling Kids: Greens propose global one-child policy



Just when you thought that China-style population control, with its forced abortions and forced sterilizations, has been thoroughly discredited, along comes the Global Warming crowd to breathe new life into it. Groups from the U.K.’s Optimum Population Trust to the U.N. Population Fund are proposing rigorous population control programs to deal with the (imaginary) dangers of climate change. Diane Francis, of Canada’s National Post, would go even further: She wants a “planetary law” mandating a …

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Social Security to Go Belly Up Sooner: Contraception has Consequences



The widespread practice of contraception and abortion reduced U.S. fertility rates from 3.4 children per female in 1963 to 1.8 children per female by the mid 1970’s. I pointed out nearly 20 years ago that, with fewer workers paying into the system, and a huge number of boomers ready to retire, Social Security’s Ponzi-style financing scheme was not financially solvent in the long-run, (See my article on “Contracepting Social Security,” available at http://www.ewtn.com/library/ISSUES/CONTRASS.TXT.) The passage …

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With 19 You Get Heaven



I am not a big fan of reality TV.  My tastes run instead to EWTN, FOX News and–because I travel a lot and have a farm–The Weather Channel.  But the news that D-Health reality-show stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are expecting their 19th child somehow reached me through the Internet anyway.   I cheered the news, as you might have expected.  My wife and I have a large family– albeit only half the size …

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Nancy Pelosi, Population Controller: Thwarted in her Efforts to Add Hundreds of Millions In Planned Parenthood Pork to the Stimulus Package, the Speaker Bides Her Time.



When approached about making a Christmas contribution to charity, Ebenezer Scrooge famously replied that the poor should die off “and decrease the surplus population.” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, along with her colleagues in the House leadership, apparently believes the same thing. In the name of fiscal authority, Pelosi wants us to embark upon a population control program here at home to drive down the birth rate. She argues that increasing “family planning” spending …

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For the Record …



Editor’s Note: Thanks to the tireless efforts of Colin Mason, our Director of media Production and de facto public relations officer, PRI has received unprecedented coverage in print, on the radio, on television, and across the blogosphere. The following is but a taste of PRI’s appearance in the public eye. Steve Mosher, an expert colleague of SPUC and the president of the Population Research Institute (PRI), has written a very information [sic] piece about World …

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Is Social Security Doomed by Contraception and Abortion?



In the July/August, 1996 issue of Culture Wars, I published an article, “Contracepting Social Security,” that used the Social Security Trustees’ reports to document how artificially reduced birthrates had seriously injured Social Security solvency. In that article, I argued that the key to the Ponzi functioning of the Social Security system, and financing of deficits, is an ever-expanding population base. Yet the breakdown of traditional family morality under the influence of sexually permissive thinkers, degenerate …

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