Junior Ganymede
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Having Children

May 05th, 2009 by Bartleby

I prefer not to.

[Adam G.–whether unmarried, intransigent, and indolent scriveners should refrain from having children is not a question with which I am much interested. What I am interested in is demography, and what it’s like to live in a world full of childless Bartleby’s.
Martin Walker of the Wilson Center has published a long article on the demographic truths that most people still haven’t figured out, while also addressing what may be some of the common demographic errors among popular exponents of demography. Mark Steyn responds here.
I don’t have an opinion on Eurabia, which is the main bone of their contention. What I do know is that anybody who wants to comment on China, or our current recession, or our accumulating debt, or the future of social security and medicare, or future growth rates, or the decline in the savings rates, without the benefit of an understanding of demography and generational change might as well try farming without the benefit of seeds.

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May 05th, 2009 09:34:04
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Bookslinger
May 5, 2009

Now we know what to tell all those single women in church who can’t find husbands: move to India or China (where they each have 40 million more men than women). And the church already has branches in India.

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