Junior Ganymede
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An essay so controversial it couldn’t be published.

August 31st, 2015 by Bookslinger

That’s the tease that Dan Peterson gave to this article:
You should have kids because it’s your moral duty to do so.

The sub-heads and some of the sound-bites are rather Mormon-y.


(Just to be sure it doesn’t disappear off the web…) (more…)

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August 31st, 2015 10:09:42

Under-fives indentifed as first age cohort of “minority-majority”.

June 25th, 2015 by Bookslinger

Breitbart reports two things, from the Census Bureau:

“Racial and ethic minorities children under the age of five are now the majority…”


“More whites dying than being born.”

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June 25th, 2015 11:30:57

The Prospect of an Ivy League BYU

March 06th, 2015 by MC

I did a search for “BYU” on Twitter on Saturday night to look for articles about the Cougars’ thrilling basketball victory over Gonzaga.* Instead I got a steady stream of 17- and 18-year-old Mormon kids either celebrating getting into BYU or lamenting their rejection letters. It’s that time of year. (more…)

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March 06th, 2015 04:20:58

Birthrates Continue to Drop

December 08th, 2014 by Man SL

For the sixth year in a row, the American birthrate has reached a new low.

Most economic statistics are lies.  We will know that the real economy has finally turned around when the birthrate starts to rise again.

We will know that the pack of harpies and sillies that make up our national media and political classes has been replaced by real people when this gets more discussion than an obese guy dying in New York after being choked out while resisting arrest.

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December 08th, 2014 08:36:22

“Large families, large houses, traditional role models, and single incomes”

November 18th, 2014 by MC

Those words would be as good an answer as I could give to the question originally addressed to Conan the Barbarian: “What is best in life?”

But they’re actually taken from this passage: (more…)

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November 18th, 2014 02:31:03

The History of Fertility Transitions

October 18th, 2014 by Man SL

Dude, read this paper.

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October 18th, 2014 19:06:19

Demography: Juxtapositions IV

September 09th, 2014 by G.

In the multitude of people is the king’s honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince

-thus Proverbs 14:28 (more…)

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September 09th, 2014 08:30:35

The Feast Day of St. Demography

June 27th, 2014 by G.

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June 27th, 2014 13:05:45

LDS Family Services no longer mediating adoptions

June 18th, 2014 by Vader


My first thought was that this was a response to situations like that in Boston, where religious adoption agencies have more or less been put out of business because they prefer not to mediate adoptions by gay couples.  The story says it’s about the service not being used enough to warrant the effort.

I believe that. I’m close to several young LDS couples who have adopted recently, both in and out of Utah, and not one worked through LDS Family Services. The usual reason given was that LDS Family Services had so few children to adopt that the waiting list was a decade long. It’s much less than that for other agencies, though it can still take years.

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June 18th, 2014 09:55:17

US Birthrates Reach New Lows

June 11th, 2014 by Man SL

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June 11th, 2014 08:55:59

It’s Utah

April 23rd, 2014 by G.

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April 23rd, 2014 12:36:25

Another slight difficulty with Obamacare

January 04th, 2014 by Vader

Adding a new baby is next to impossible.

I’d be a bit old to be having any more children, even if it was still physically possible for me. (The incident on Mustafa did an awful lot of damage.) But this has got to be yet another real downer for Adam and many others.

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January 04th, 2014 15:13:21

Senator Mike Lee’s Speech on Conservatism for Our Time

October 29th, 2013 by G.

Rockwell TownhallOne of the mainstays of conservatism is that history has happened and men are flawed. This means that, unlike some destructive varieties of liberalism and progressivism, we cannot believe that people are naturally good and can achieve utopia if we just sweep a few kulaks and wreckers under the rug. It also means that, unlike reactionaries, we cannot believe that there was some time period when institutions and mores were naturally good and we just need to reestablish that time. The reason we are no longer in that time period is because it contained the seeds of its own destruction. And we can’t just wish ourselves back into that time period anyhow, because history has happened, the conditions that made that society possible no longer exist, and we must deal with the contemporary materials that are at hand. (more…)

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October 29th, 2013 15:43:50

DINKs are Looters.

October 28th, 2013 by G.

Deliberate having one kid or none is a form of robbing the commons.

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October 28th, 2013 09:52:09

We are Literally a Sterile Civilization

October 21st, 2013 by G.


Americans are having so few babies that the demographic transition is wrecking the federal budget and our social safety net, and we aren’t taking particularly good care of the ones that we have.

This can only be seen as a spectacular, and spectacularly dangerous social failure. It is a catastrophe of historic proportions, but we are reacting to it with a mix of learned helplessness and willed ignorance.

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October 21st, 2013 13:32:37