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Media Type: News / Op - Ed
Year of Publication: 2019
Author(s): From Harrop
Newspaper: Real Clear Politics
Total births in the United States fell last year to about 3.79 million, the smallest number in 32 years. The fertility rate hit a record low of 59 childbirths per 1,000 women. Americans are not having enough children to replace themselves.
This supposedly is bad news. Headlines are crying about a “Shortage of Americans” and “Demographic Decline.”
I don’t know. There seem to be plenty of Americans to go around. If population growth were the mark of national greatness, Oman, Equatorial Guinea and Angola would be the stars.
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