The new birth rate numbers are out, and they're a disaster. There are now only 59.6 births per 1,000 women, the lowest rate ever recorded in the United States. ...No. Expanding the population just to pay welfare to the old people is foolish, and not sustainable.
The more productive people you have in your society, the healthier your country's economy. ...
The fewer young, productive people you have to pay for entitlements for old, unproductive people, the steeper the bill for the entire society becomes. This basic problem is strangling Europe's economies. And while the United States is among the least bad of the bunch, it is still headed in the wrong direction. ...
There is no reason for the United States to have a weak birth rate — and it is a national emergency that it does.
Yet no one seems worried. And that might be the biggest worry of all.
The USA population is rapidly increasing from immigration. There is no shortage of ppl. That is why no one is worried about not having enuf ppl.
We have been able to increase GDP by importing labor, but that has not made us better off.
Some companies profit from unsustainable population growth. For example, Facebook wants a billion users for every product, because it can make $10 per year per user on each one. Likewise, Google wants a billion users for each of its products. Market analysts regularly trash Twitter because of doubt that it can ever get to a billion users.
Cult of Mac reports:
Google dubbed its new operating system “Fuchsia.” Unlike Android and Chrome, it doesn’t use the Linux kernel at all. The GitHub page discovered by AndroidPolice simply teases “Pink + Purple == Fuchsia (a new Operating System).”What more do you need to know about Google? It wants to put "Pink + Purple" controlling every device. And it is doing everything it can to stop Donald Trump.
Economic growth sounds great, until you discover where that the extra money is going. It is not going to the American middle class.
Claiming that we have a shortage of ppl is just an excuse to coerce us to accepting more immigration and to globalize our economy. Third World populations will be exploding for the foreseeable future.
Update: NPR radio reports:
Standing before several dozen students in a college classroom, Travis Rieder tries to convince them not to have children. Or at least not too many.If he or anyone else feels so strongly about it, then the logical conclusion would be to freeze all immigration into the USA and Europe, deport all recent immigrants, and stop supplying technology to the Third World.
He's at James Madison University in southwest Virginia to talk about a "small-family ethic" — to question the assumptions of a society that sees having children as good, throws parties for expecting parents, and in which parents then pressure their kids to "give them grandchildren."
Why question such assumptions? The prospect of climate catastrophe. ...
Adding to that challenge, the world is expected to add several billion people in the next few decades, each one producing more emissions.