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December 1, 2013

"Now the American baby boom is the world's future."

Everyone on the planet will turn into us eventually, as soon as families get excessively happy and start feeling too much affection for their kids.
Unless, of course, extravagant freedom, scant responsibility, plenty of money and a modicum of peace lead to such a high rate of carbon emissions that we all fry or drown. But you can't have everything. And you can have a profusion of opportunity and, at the same time, a collapse of traditional social standards. Just look at Western Europe and the wealthiest parts of Asia and Latin America. They're almost as useless as we are—with abundant disposable income and ample leisure time to devote to pointless activities that don't harm anybody much except ourselves. - - P.J. O'Rourke on the Baby Boom: the Aftermath

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 1, 2013 3:10 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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