The number of babies born in the U.S. dropped by 4% in 2020 compared with the previous year.
The U.S. total fertility rate has generally been below replacement since 1971 and has consistently been below replacement since 2007. If any of you were hoping that being stuck at home during Covid might lead to a baby boom, the exact opposite has happened. I don’t understand this. Guys, Netflix just isn’t that exciting.
Now, according to Birth Gauge, every state in the Union has fallen below replacement rates. This is, of course, an economic disaster. We are piling up debt that must be paid for by future generations. But we’re not having future generations. Socialism is essentially a Ponzi scheme that can last as long as the next generation can pay for the previous generation. When one generation falls to replace itself, the whole thing falls apart. We’re seeing this around the world.
But more importantly, this is a symptom of a moral sickness. Many now see having many children is a form of environmental terrorism.