Lady, You Have One Ugly Kid

“It’s Valentine’s Day. Should we make another?

If you haven’t heard, you haven’t been listening: Europe is grossly under-birthed, and the United States isn’t far behind.

For a society to replace its population, demographers say each woman needs to average 2.1 children. The last time I looked, Germany was at 1.3, Italy 1.2, Spain 1.1, and France 1.7. The rest of Europe might be a little better or a little worse (I don’t have the stat in front of me, but I…

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Eric Scheske

Eric Scheske

Former editor of Gilbert Mag and columnist for NC Register. Freelance for many print pubs. Publishes here every Monday, plus occasional pieces during the week.