Deliberate having one kid or none is a form of robbing the commons.
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.
“Due to an aging population, non-Hispanic whites last year recorded more deaths than births.” (link)