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The Baby Bust Generation

TX Yankee Wrote: Dec 16, 2012 6:35 PM
No worries, mate. The Muslims, the low information voters, and the freeloaderes will continue to reproduce like rabbits The only thing we will not have are taxpayers to keep the welfare rolls happy.

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...