Sunday, November 15, 2009

Maybe the hope of the world is Australia

The Australian Bureau of Statistics 2008 births report found the nation's total fertility rate rose from 1.92 babies a woman in 2007 to 1.97 last year, the highest since 1977.


If they could just inch it up to 2.2, perhaps they could escape the social dysfunction of an inverted demographic pyramid. If they could grow their population, they could maybe become a political force in this world from the fact that they decided not to give up on childbearing.