The Birth Dearth by Ben J. Wattenberg Book PDF Summary
Syndicated columist Wattenberg is the author of The Good News Is That the Bad News Is Wrong and other optimistic books. Conversely, his new book aims at warning the public about the so-called danger of the declining birth rate in the U.S. and allied countries. Taking issue with those who cite problems arising from overpopulation, the author quotes statistics to argue that democratic nations potentially are weaker now, with fewer young people. The book contains bleak predictions of a future with America and European citizenry vastly outnumbered by people from other parts of the world. Speculating on the consequences of the birth dearth, Wattenberg provokes concern about a crippled economy and other threats to an industrial society diminished in status and strength. Author tour. (July 7) -Publishers Weekly.