The future belongs to those who show up.
The most technically advanced and economically productive societies do not produce enough babies to maintain themselves. Some of them fill the gap with immigration, but that has political, social, and (arguably) genetic effects which are harmful.
The causes of, and possible remedies for, this problem are many and unclear.
The traditionalist attitude to the issue is that men should marry women and women should not normally go out to work. The techno-commercialist worries whether this is economically desirable.
- Female desire for sexual autonomy — Jim
- Female high status — Jack Donovan, Novaseeker
- The hedonic treadmill and high housing costs make children expensive — Steve Sailer, Peter Frost,
- Urbanism — WF Price,
- Post-tribalism — Spandrell
- Economic necessity — Nick Land , discussion from me, Hurlock, Athrelon, Alrenous,
- Television — Washington Post
- Cost of education — SisterY (x2)
- Family not treated as legal unit — Scientism
- State takes over responsibility for children — Dampier
- Purpose (lack of, i.e. death of religious belief) — Alrenous
- Individualism over relationships — Wintery Knight
- China attempts to encourage families — 1irradiatedwatson,
- Husbands given authority over wives by accident — Jim etc
- Mormonism — Hail to You
- Manage with a smaller population by automation — me
- Abolish “going to work” so mothers can work while mothering — me , Dampier
- Monetary incentives would need to be of the order of several million dollars — Yuray @SocialMatter
Relevant Links Elsewhere
- Silicon Valley companies freeze employees’ eggs — The Register