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Topics: population decline

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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Problems with the New Bio-Politics



Problems With the New Biopolitics Fr some time now, liberal politicians and writers have been wringing their hands over the lack of attractive progressive ideas. Even prominent Democrats complain that their party cannot come up with a program with which to beat weakened Republicans in this year’s elections. So-called progressives are actually reactionary and perceived as such by most of the public, which notes progressives’ attachment to ideas and policies with a 40-year record of …

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Problems With the New Biopolitics



June 23, 2006 Volume 8 / Number 24 Problems With the New Biopolitics Dear Colleague: An innovative proposal taking demographics into account has come from a new progressive publication.  Unfortunately, it also advocates some bad old ideas. Steven W. Mosher President For some time now, liberal politicians and writers have been wringing their hands over the lack of attractive progressive ideas.  Even prominent Democrats complain that their party cannot come up with a program with which …

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6.5 Billion and Rising — For a Time



The experts do not agree when the Earth’s population reached 6.5 billion, but they generally agree that it has. The U.S. Census Bureau chose Feb. 25, 2006, but the United Nations Population Division (UNDP) had picked July 2005. The People’s Daily of China’s Communist Party, intent on reducing the population of the world’s largest nation by any means necessary, went with Dec. 19, 2005. Both the UN and Census Bureau believe world population will continue …

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6.5 Billion and Rising – For a Time



March 24, 2006 Volume 8 / Number 12 6.5 Billion and Rising-For a Time Dear Colleague: As the world welcomes its 6.5 billionth inhabitant, most experts and the media continue to ignore the birth dearth in favor of the overpopulation myth. Steven W. Mosher President The experts do not agree when the Earth’s population reached 6.5 billion, but they generally agree that it has. The U.S. Census Bureau chose February 25, 2006, but the United …

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Death’s Wages: UNPD Population Projections Continue to Drop



May 9, 2005 Volume 7 / Number 17 Dear Colleague: The United Nations Population Division’s population projections continue to be revised downward as demographic disaster approaches.  The international agency’s laudable devotion to honesty is marred by its unsupported belief that fertility levels will rise in developed countries. Steven W. Mosher President Death’s Wages: UNPD Population Projections Continue to Drop At his press conference April 28, President Bush used some statistics to demonstrate the need for …

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Depopulation Fears in /Foreign Affairs/ (of all places!)



Foreign Affairs is the flagship publication of the Council on Foreign Relations, which is no friend of the pro-life movement, limited government, national sovereignty, religious belief, or a host of other things we hold dear. From the beginning, it has contributed its share of overpopulation myth-making, all the while calling for national and — especially — international responses to this “crisis caused by our burgeoning numbers.” Depopulation Concern It is, in short, a most unlikely …

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