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Rob Lister wrote:December 31, 1910 edition of the Asheville Citizen in North Carolina

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By 'babies' he means white babies.

somewhat racist but fairly insightful.

They quote most of the article.
Not all that insightful really. People are having fewer babies than they used to. Other than that, he made a foolish and fallacious assumption that a trend at the time would continue at the same linear rate until it reached zero.



What actually is the future though? What will birth rates be in 2115? or 2215?
I'm sure that if low birth rates ever truly become a social problem, they will figure out a way to get them back up. Maybe even the professor's idea of just paying people to have babies. I think we will be richer in the future and can afford it.

The latest US info seems to be that birth rates for hispanics, which had been the highest, are coming down more rapidly and will merge with those for whites and blacks.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db175.htm

See Figure 1, comparing 2007 to 2013. The biggest change (by far) is among Hispanics.

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So, just eyeballing that because I can't seem to find the numbers, it looks like the birth rate per 1000 for whites fell by maybe 2 or 3, that for black maybe 5 or 6, while that for Hispanics fell by at least 20. This is just in the last 6 years.
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Well, research had to be done… :P

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Witness wrote:Well, research had to be done… :P

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"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
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"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
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People's minds were far less dirty back in the day...

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"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
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