Sunday, January 24, 2010

Demographic Winter: the decline of the human family

Demographic Winter film

Can you imagine a world without children? Soon you might not have to...

From the Demographic Winter website:

"Demographic Winter: The Decline of the Human Family is a short film that seeks to reawaken society to the importance of the stable, intact family, and engender a discussion and greater focus in the media, in academia, in the halls of policy makers, in religious circles, in the committees of civil society and in households around the world. Our hope is that all of these circles will bring to bear on the problems facing the family the tremendous contributions each can uniquely make. In this way, we hope to avert the storm that is now most surely coming on."

“These things are vitally important; they need to be talked about.” -Dr. Gary Becker, Nobel Prize for Economics 1992 (In regards to topics discussed in Demographic Winter)


“It’s happening in rich and poor countries... throughout the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, North & South... under all forms of government, birthrates are plummeting throughout the world.” -Phillip Longman, New America Foundation; author of The Empty Cradle: How Falling Birthrates Threaten World Prosperity and What to Do About It


“The old policies have unwittingly destroyed the family and with it the social fabric. Rather than development, we have almost lost the only effective vehicle to development: the family.” -Christine de Vollmer, President of Latin-American Alliance for the Family


“Sadly, many Western elites are blind tothe social scientific evidence... showing that a strong and healthy marriage culture is vital to the social economic, and psychological welfare of our society’smost vulnerable members, children.” -W. Bradford Wilcox Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia; lead author of Why Marriage Matters

WARNING: This film will change the way you look at economics and children. Its underlining message is very politically incorrect but I share this with you because I'm convinced: The burden of the world will be on our children... unless we all do something about it.

Live long and procreate, people!

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