For a Better America, Break Out the Barry White and Massage Oil

Ross Douthat says that if you want to help America, commence with the baby-making: Today’s babies are tomorrow’s taxpayers and workers and entrepreneurs, and relatively youthful populations speed economic growth and keep spending commitments affordable. Thanks to our relative demographic dynamism, the America of 50 years hence may not only have more workers per retiree than countries like Japan and More …

The Future Belongs to Those Who Show Up

Jonathan Last notes some interesting swings in the childbirth statistics: America’s general fertility rate is now the lowest it’s ever been. Which is not great news.  In the press and the blogs, people focused on the correlation between the birth rate and the Great Recession. And there’s a lot to that. Economics is an important driver of fertility. But there’s More …