We are missing 40 million kids. Kids people want to have, but are not having, due to the destruction of the middle class.
This is indeed sad. Sadness only compounded by the 65 million aborted babies who will never know the love of family, siblings, a day at the beach. It goes on and on. People need to think on these things. Thanks for sharing this. The people need to think on these things.
According to ABC news, Miami: "A 2021 Pew Research Center Survey shows 44 percent of non-parents ages 18 to 49 say it is "not too likely" or "not likely at all" that they will have children someday, up 7 percentage points from 2018's survey." (https://www.cbsnews.com/miami/news/growing-number-of-millennial-gen-z-women-are-childless-by-choice/)
Financial concerns are not the only reason Millennials and Gen z are curbing their birthing rate. In a study of 10,000 people 16 - 25 years old, four in 10 fear having children due to climate crisis (https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3918955). The climate activists are doing a heck of a job in convincing younger folks that the world is ending soon so don't bring more people into the world because, for example, 1) your children will witness the destruction of the earth caused by climate change and all will perish a horrible death (I think we have less than ten years remaining, right AOC?), 2) the more people you bring into the world, the more GHG emissions will increase thereby accelerating the inevitable, 3) we have to decrease the population because there's not enough food! Growing more food increases our carbon footprint! More cows?! NO, they fart and destroy our planet! Fortunately, there are people disproving some of these extreme hypotheses (e.g., Allan Savory has proven how livestock, through holistic land management and grazing techniques, can reverse desertification). Sadly, these sane folks are not well publicized because their facts don't fit the narrative. Until the narrative changes - and that may be a long time from now - the climate change hysteria provides the extra impetus needed, combined with financial concerns, for many of those within the birthing age range to subvert the natural human instinct to beget.
People are experiencing pessimism about their future and THE future. If America got its house in order, returning our once strong buying power and ability to save money, then we would have the larger families that people genuinely desire to have. This makes us a stronger nation, also. As president, Steve Laffey will curb overspending and its money-printing enabling by The Federal Reserve. This will help greatly to fix this issue of a dwindling populace. Get to know Steve Laffey's studied, long-term solutions to America's genuine, underlying structural problems that need fixing. He has the business, economics, governance, and 'street smarts' set of skills, and the track record of effecting positive change where none seemed possible. You are not alone. And if Steve Laffey is voted in as our president, you will be even less alone ( — ya know, with all those Extra Bundes of Joy!) stevelaffey.com/about