Jonathan Last, Weekly Standard
Everything you know about population growth and demographics is wrong. The world is not overcrowded. Growth is slowing rapidly. And within a few decades, most models suggest that global population is going to actually contract. Why? Because people aren’t having very many babies. And throughout recorded history, when people stop having kids, very bad things happen. We’ll explore what’s really going on in the world of demographics, what it means for our daily lives in the medium-term future, and how we got into this mess.