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The Baby Bust Generation

Reginald10 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 4:57 PM
I believe that those "two unnecessary wars" were started by the other guys, not us. It wasn't really necessary for them to do 9/11, but THEY did it anyway. We just fought back; IMHO a good thing and our duty to do.

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...