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The Baby Bust Generation

NewJAl Wrote: Dec 16, 2012 11:54 PM
Pelosi confidently outspoken, inappropriately outspoken, as she says the most awesomely stupid things, that make you think she must be kidding. She is beyond being often wrong and never in doubt, which is a frequent Liberal affliction. Her theory about welfare checks is similar to ignoramuses who think you can invent a perpetual motion machine.

FERTILITY IN AMERICA has been declining for years. According to the Pew Research Center, the nation's birth rate hit an all-time low in 2011 – just 63 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age. It was almost twice as high – 123 births per 1,000 women – at the peak of the Baby Boom in 1957.

As babies and children disappear from a society, what takes their place? One answer, as journalist Jonathan V. Last observes in a forthcoming book, "What to Expect When No One's Expecting," is pets.

In surveys taken from the 1940s to the 1980s, fewer...