Population Control

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The Briefing 11-18-13

Thankful for rapid response and warning technology development in light of natural disasters; China’s infamous one-child policy slightly relieved, still infamous; Feminists sharing abortion horror…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 08-15-13

Egyptian government cracks down on protests; U.S. Attempting to broker Israeli/Palestinian talks; 50 Shades author makes $95 million providing pornography to new population segment; Same-Sex…Read this essay →

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The Global Threat of Gendercide

Historian Niall Ferguson reminds us that Ernest Hemingway once penned a collection of short stories entitled Men Without Women. The stories are haunting, demonstrating the...Read this essay →

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The Scandal of Gendercide — War on Baby Girls

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The Scandal of Gendercide — War on Baby Girls

While the reality has been known for years, the Western media have generally resisted any direct coverage of the horror that is Gendercide. That changed...Read this essay →

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The Scandal of Gendercide — War on Baby Girls

The reality has been known for years now, though the Western media have generally resisted any direct coverage of the horror. That changed this week...Read this essay →

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Falling Fertility Makes for Happy Economists?

Is the fact that fertility rates are falling around the world a good thing?  According to the Economist, the answer is yes.  Falling birth rates...Read this essay →

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NewsNote: Falling Fertility Makes for Happy Economists?

Is the fact that fertility is falling around the world good news? You would certainly think so if you agree with the analysis cheerily offered...Read this essay →

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Limiting Our Carbon Footprint: No More Babies

What do birth rates and greenhouse gasses have in common? Nothing. Unless you're debating whether or not to have children because you're concerned about the...Read this essay →

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Is Cap and Trade for Babies Next?

Just when you thought you'd seen everything, a pair of scientists at Oregon State University has published a study arguing that any effort to limit...Read this essay →

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When Abortion Collides with Totalitarianism

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The Real Population Threat

For well over a century, many prophets of doom have predicted world overpopulation would lead to ecological disaster, famine, poverty and other woes. As Philip...Read this essay →

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The Real Population Threat

For well over a century, many prophets of doom have predicted world overpopulation would lead to ecological disaster, famine, poverty and other woes.  As Philip...Read this essay →

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Are Human Beings a Negative Cost?

When one of the British government's leading environmental advisors suggested that responsible families should have no more than two children in efforts to combat overpopulation,...Read this essay →

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Put a Stop to Large Families?

These days, the issue of family size can be controversial -- just ask any couple with several children.  Large families are often seen as oddities...Read this essay →

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Is a ‘Demographic Winter’ Coming?

Demographers and sociologists have for several years now noted the startling decline of fertility rates not only in Europe, but across the globe. However, few...Read this essay →

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Is a ‘Demographic Winter’ Coming?

Demographers and sociologists have for several years now noted the startling decline of fertility rates not only in Europe, but across the globe. However, few...Read this essay →

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Where Are Europe’s Babies?

"You can't have a country where everybody lives in a nursing home...." The statement, shockingly obvious as it may be, was offered by Carl Haub...Read this essay →

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When Deaths Outnumber Births — The Parable of Pittsburgh

Demography is not destiny, but that claim is not, humanly speaking, far off the mark. The pattern of populations and social behaviors will establish the...Read this essay →

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“The Land of Disappearing Children” — Japan’s Population Crisis

The nation of Japan faces a devastating population crisis. The crisis, however, is not a problem of too many people living in Japan, but too...Read this essay →

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“The Land of Disappearing Children” — Japan’s Population Crisis

The nation of Japan faces a devastating population crisis. The crisis, however, is not a problem of too many people living in Japan, but too...Read this essay →

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The “Fatal Misconception” of Global Population Control

The history of the movement to control the world's population is a largely untold story which includes a number of painful lessons. In his recently...Read this essay →

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Falling Birthrates, Empty Cribs, and Collapsing Worldviews

What really explains the disastrous fall in European birthrates? The collapse of birthrates in Europe covers almost the entire continent and has left many observers...Read this essay →

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“There Really is a Crisis Situation” — India’s Millions of Missing Girls

The Associated Press is out with a rather amazing news report. It seems that India is now ready to raise unwanted baby girls in special...Read this essay →

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Missing Wives and Missing Women — Another Legacy of Social Engineering

Foreign Policy reports that Asia now faces a tragic shortage of young women available to marry. This is not an entirely new development, of course,...Read this essay →

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Another Take on the Population Question — The Jewish Birthrate

Jack Wertheimer writes about the problem of a falling Jewish birthrate in the October issue of Commentary. He writes with directness and insight: Not long...Read this essay →

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The Real Population Crisis — Shrinking Numbers

One of the most powerful movements of the last half-century directed its energeis toward avoidance of what it termed the "population explosion." Some leaders in...Read this essay →

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A Blind Man Sees What Others Cannot — The Evil of China’s ‘One Child Only’ Policy

Chen Guangcheng is blind, but the 34-year-old activist is taking on the Chinese government's "one child only" policy. This man sees what others cannot or...Read this essay →

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More Abortions Than Births in Russia

Here is evidence of cultural disaster: Russians, whose lives are shorter and poorer than they were under communism, have more abortions than births to avoid...Read this essay →

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Demography and the Culture War–A Rightward Shift?

Those who think demographic statistics should be of interest only to social scientists and policy wonks should pay close attention to Stanley Kurtz’s recent article,…Read this essay →

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