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The Fertility Rate in the US Has Plummeted

It affects everything and no one is talking about it.

For a population to replace itself, the fertility rate, historically and without scientific question, has to be 2.1 (births per woman). In the US, right now that number is 1.70, and decreasing.

In other words, as our population ages, we’re not replacing the people who pass away with new people at a high enough…

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T. J. Brearton

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