Many European countries are dismayed at all of the refugees pouring in from Syria and other war-torn Islamic countries. But Germany is welcoming them, going so far as to promise to take in 800,000 of them. So why is that?
Because Germany has the lowest birth rate in the world (8.2 babies per 1,000 people), and the population is projected to drop from today’s 81 million to 68 million in the next few decades. Germans know that this population implosion could be devastating to their economy and their society, and they hope that an injection of people who don’t mind having children will help.
Does anyone know why Germans and other advanced nations have virtually stopped having children? Is this a symptom of the sexual revolution? Feminism? The decline of marriage in favor of living-together and perpetual singleness? Or what? [Read more...]