China’s (pet) population rising fast
| 25 August 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |
White Deaths Outnumber Births in America
| 19 June 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
A new milestone in the gradual decline of white people in America occurred this week. The number of non-Hispanic white deaths outnumbered births for the first time. Significantly, several demographers have said that they are not aware of another time in American history when the dominant racial group in America has shrunk in this way, even taking into account such events as the depression and the two world wars last century.
Six claims on detainee torture, skewered
A scathing report on the treatment of detainees by the US refutes key claims defending the use of torture.
US Republican Party reaffirms support for traditional marriage
| 15 April 2013 | CONJUGALITY |
Avoiding the Wars That Never End
| 16 January 2013 | FEATURES |
The United States is being forced by the permanent warfare being waged by Islamist terrorists to alter its strategic view of the world.
The real reason for Putin’s US adoption ban?
| 10 January 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
Russian President Vladimir Putin upset a lot of Americans with his December 28 (feast of the Holy Innocents) ban on adoptions to the US -- at the same time ordering his government to take a range of steps to make it easier for Russians to adopt orphans.
The crisis of the middle class and American power
| 09 January 2013 | FEATURES |
The United States was built on the assumption that a rising tide lifts all ships. That assumption is now at risk.
Where an exhausted society can flourish again
| 26 October 2012 | FEATURES |
Between the government and the individual is a vital space which both conservatives and liberals are neglecting.
Recession pushes United States birth rate to 25 year low
| 18 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
The United States had been one of the few developed countries to maintain fertility rates at close to replacement level. However, the average number of births per woman there is projected to fall to 1.87 this year and 1.86 next year according to consulting firm Demographic Intelligence. Surprisingly, it is now below that of even the British and the French (both at 2.0). The rates are a 25 year low and, sadly, seem in some part to be due to the recession and a rising cost of living and having children.
A growing socioeconomic divide between parents
| 23 June 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
A New York Times blogger raises interesting questions this week about the effect on us all of the growing socioeconomic divide between parents. That is, more and more educated, well off woman will just be becoming mothers as their less well off, less educated peers are becoming grandmothers.
The problem with polls
| 31 May 2012 | CONJUGALITY |
A New American Dream?
The United States is arguably still the world’s greatest super power. Yet, just who makes up that superpower is changing. White people, excluding Latinos, are expected to see their influence and numbers diminish from a 70% share of the population today to a bare majority by 2050.
Biden puts the writing on the wall
| 09 May 2012 | CONJUGALITY |
More Educated Women opting to have Families
For the first time a recent study has found that a greater number of highly educated women in their late 30’s and 40’s in the United States are deciding to have children, something that Newswise describes as ‘a dramatic turnaround from recent history’ in an interesting article based on a new study by Ohio University (reported here in the Journal of Population Economics). In fact, fertility increased at almost all ages since the late 1990s or 2000 across all groups of women studied.
How to compensate for lost fertility?
| 10 January 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
Past Eugenics and sterilisation programs in the United States are coming back to bite them, with North Carolina currently the first State to address compensation for victims. According to the North Carolina Justice for Sterilization Victims Foundation, at one time, 31 states in the U.S. had government-run eugenics programs. In North Carolina alone, close to 8,000 men, women, and children -- mostly poor, black, disabled and uneducated -- were forcibly sterilized from 1929 to 1974.
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