Mercatornet: How Women’s Equality becomes a pawn in workforce policy

In Women Are Key for Future Growth: Evidence from Canada the International Monetary Fund recommends that Canada spend eight billion dollars annually on a daycare program that would pay for itself. The catch? Mothers must be forced to work. The authors reveal their political leanings early on, and hence their framing of the research. In so many words, they are saying: Our purpose as human beings is … Continue reading Mercatornet: How Women’s Equality becomes a pawn in workforce policy

Mercatornet: Lost children of Castro’s revolution

Since Castro’s death there has been raised interest to look inside world he created. The conditions women live under, the compulsion, their lives planned from beginning to end is enough to make us weep. And here in America we’re embracing aspects of this Cuban life as though we’d been denied some great privilege. Feminism would have us grasp at our very deaths. If you find … Continue reading Mercatornet: Lost children of Castro’s revolution

Mommy Trenches: To the Lady Ashamed of Being Pregnant with Her Fourth

I met you in the elevator on my way back from the pediatrician’s office. It was just me and Wren, and you looked at her fondly in her stroller. When the elevator doors opened, you very kindly held the doors open for me. As I clumsily maneuvered the stroller past you, I accidentally ran over your foot. “Don’t worry about it,” you assured me over … Continue reading Mommy Trenches: To the Lady Ashamed of Being Pregnant with Her Fourth

Is Italy Dying?

The Italian health minister has recently said some alarming words about his country’s demographic outlook: We are very close to the threshold of non-renewal where the people dying are not replaced by new-borns. That means we are a dying country,” Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin said. This situation has enormous implications for every sector: the economy, society, health, pensions, just to give a few examples,” Lorenzin said. … Continue reading Is Italy Dying?

American Extinction: More Governments Are Worried About Fertility Rates

A recent United Nations fertility report collates some interesting statistics about the fertility of the world as a whole.  Put simply, – and no surprises here – it finds that the developed world is not reproducing at the rate necessary to ensure the replacement of generations. Levels of childlessness (i.e. women who choose, or are unable, to have children at all) are highest in prosperous … Continue reading American Extinction: More Governments Are Worried About Fertility Rates

Two Feet From Murder

From Generations with Vision with Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner. “Americans are inconsistent. It’s just an inconsistency that’s betraying itself right now and I think we need to press the inconsistency. This is one important way in which the Christian gospel reaches people, when we press inconsistencies. We point out to them that they are whited sepulchers, that they think that they are very very … Continue reading Two Feet From Murder

Why is Europe committing demographic suicide?

Sobering: Demographers, economists and psychologists are scratching their heads over a phenomenon that breaks all their statistical models and paradigms of human behaviour. Why would people who are prosperous (and, despite the current situation, western Europe is) not want to do what human beings have always done and leave a posterity? How can they contemplate the eclipse of their nation? One answer might be that … Continue reading Why is Europe committing demographic suicide?

America’s Baby Bust

From the Wall Street Journal: For more than three decades, Chinese women have been subjected to their country’s brutal one-child policy. Those who try to have more children have been subjected to fines and forced abortions. Their houses have been razed and their husbands fired from their jobs. As a result, Chinese women have a fertility rate of 1.54. Here in America, white, college-educated women—a … Continue reading America’s Baby Bust