Why do fertility rates fall? All over the world, in rich countries, in middle-income countries, and in poor countries, fertility rates are falling below the replacement level of 2.1 lifetime births per woman. To give an idea of how widespread the decline is, here are the figures for a few countries. In the United States, […]
The “fake news” about over-population has been proved wrong over and over again, but over and over again the fear comes back, like a vampire sucking optimism and hope out of modern society. In fact, the biggest danger we face is the coming demographic winter.