March 28, 2002

NO, REALLY, THIS TIME THE SKY IS FALLING! :

The Population Slowdown (NY Times, March 28, 2002)
The danger is that the good news about the drop in fertility may cause policy makers to relax their population efforts, when the reverse is necessary.

No greater crisis faces the developed world than its rapidly declining population. We know of no instance where a society has long sustained a growing economy while its population went down (witness the mess that Japan has become) and it will be impossible for ever fewer workers to pay for the aptly named "golden years" of longer lived retirees. Yet the Times remains oblivious, calling for the rest of the world to emulate us. Thus does the Left's birth control ideology trump common sense. Posted by Orrin Judd at March 28, 2002 10:44 AM
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