Monday, May 21, 2018
Demography is Destiny
Friends, once upon a time the American dream was more than just home ownership and material success: it also involved marriage and child-rearing. Today, Americans wait longer than ever to get married, and many people never do. Meanwhile, our birth rate is reaching record lows, and increasingly people of means and education choose not to have children at all. I recommend the following article to you, which discusses the social/cultural/political problem that this demographic slump represents. A society that cannot even be bothered to reproduce itself is a unique problem in history. Immigration can soften the blow, yes, but it is by no means a comprehensive answer to the predicament. My opinion is that we should stop castigating "family values," stop beating up on men and suggesting that they are the enemy of womankind, and rediscover and respect the institution of marriage. What's your view?