Our unpredictable demographic future

Michael Cook | 27 May 2009
Here is concise summary of the gloomy future forecast by some demographers:“Within the next quarter century true depopulation — a persistent long-run excess of deaths over births — will manifest itself in nearly all...

The future of feminism in an ageing world

Michael Cook | 09 April 2009
Women have to be wary of solutions to the ageing crisis which would limit reproductive rights. This, at any rate, is the theme of a new book by journalist Michelle Goldberg, The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World. The problem, as she sees it, is that the obvious solution to increasing birth rates is for women to have more babies. But this could wind back the clock on issues like abortion, women in the workforce, and so on.
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