Liberal Societies Have Dangerously Low Birth Rates

It’s not entirely clear why fertility rates rise and fall

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By Trent MacNamara

I have four kids. I don’t strike people as the type to have so many, nor does my wife. We’re professors. Neither of us is conventionally religious. We spent our 20s in Brooklyn as vegetable-blending free spirits. I drive a Prius on…

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