June 29, 2015

THE ANTI-EHRLICH:

In memory of Ben J. Wattenberg, 1933-2015 (Karlyn Bowman, June 29, 2015), AEI

In 1975 he wrote an article for the New Republic, calling worries about a population explosion nonsense. He argued that the problem facing many societies going forward would be a birth dearth. At the time, the New Republic received more letters than the magazine had ever received about a single article, and most of them were hostile. But Wattenberg's analysis was correct, and declining fertility is one of the most important demographic stories of our time.

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