March, Louis T.
59 Articles at Lifeissues.net

Louis T. March has a background in government, business and philanthropy. A former talk show host, author and public speaker, he is a dedicated student of history and genealogy. Louis lives with his family in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

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New! The sun has set on dreary, childless feminism. But family-friendly feminism is dawning

Today a more vibrant, forward-looking strain of feminism is emerging, exquisitely captured in the brand new book, Hannah's Children: The Women Quietly Defying the Birth Dearth, which is highly recommended by pro-family advocates.

Date posted: 2024-05-19

Are woke German bureaucrats going to redefine the family to include 6 spouses?

It's been a year since war broke out in Sudan. Sadly, it doesn't look like it will end any time soon. It has festered largely outside the world's eye, overshadowed by the more famous conflicts in Gaza and Ukraine.

Date posted: 2024-05-06

Are Americans rediscovering marriage?

One of the hallmarks of American exceptionalism, sad to say, is the US leads the world for children reared in single-parent households. For that dubious distinction we can in part thank President Lyndon Johnson. He turned loose a pack of "pointy-head college professors who can't even park a bicycle straight" (per Gov. George Wallace) who had a field day experimenting on America's downtrodden. Seems those 'best and brightest' didn't have a clue about welfare dependency

Date posted: 2024-04-19

The invisible pandemic: unplanned childlessness

First off, it's that time of year: 2023 population data are pouring in. A surfeit of statistics surfaces somewhere every week. Nirvana for demography nerds! Parsing numbers is boring, but some startling stats merit mention. South Korea, with the world's lowest fertility rate (0.78), broke its own record at 0.72. In Japan births fell 5.1 percent, marriages almost 6 percent. Seems Europe has more fifty-plus folks than preschoolers.

Date posted: 2024-03-09

'Feminist natalism' has failed. Will anything else work?

It's cold here in the Shenandoah Valley. But holed up at home in the heat, there is ample opportunity for some serious demography reading. The most compelling piece I've stumbled across is Prof. Darel E. Paul's "The Failure of Feminist Natalism". While the title is distinctly non-PC, it is not anti-feminist in the least. Rather, it reveals the sad truth about an unmitigated failure of social policies intended to boost family formation.

Date posted: 2024-03-07

Cherchez la femme... China's bureaucrats are pleading with women to have babies

We're talking about China again. Why? Because when China sneezes, much of the world catches a cold. Ready or not, that is today's multipolar reality. China matters - big time. The Wall Street Journal rang in the New Year with a report about Chinese women that cries out for comment: "China Is Pressing Women to Have More Babies. Many Are Saying No".

Date posted: 2024-02-17

At last, at long last, they've got the message: the world is running out of people

Study after study has global population peaking in the second half of the century, followed by precipitous decrease. World fertility rates have declined over 50 percent in the last 50 years. Sperm counts have experienced a comparable decline.

Date posted: 2024-01-22

The Cardus study: do climate change concerns lower fertility?

Fearmongering abounds about climate change. Doomsayers predict an environmental apocalypse. Exactly when and how this will unfold is "unclear" (media-speak for don't know). Back in 2021, the UN issued an environmental "code red for humanity". Climate change angst has fueled an anti-natalist movement to "save the planet" by not having children. Extreme? What else is new?

Date posted: 2023-12-16

A small county pushes back against South Korea's suicidal birth rate

It is fascinating to observe a species that is conscious of its impending extinction but also trying to prevent it. Are human beings the only ones capable of self-consciousness? Are radical individualism, hubris and egomania found in other creatures of kingdom Animalia?

Date posted: 2023-09-19

Demographic crisis: in 5 years, China's birth rate has plunged 40%

China is in big trouble. Now before any of you Sinophobes start high-fiving about this, just remember that China is not alone. The US and Russia, among others, are also in trouble, but that's beyond the scope of today's titillating treatise.

Date posted: 2023-09-01

The New York Times finally admits the demographic crisis

Today, those top ten countries are South Korea, Brazil, Colombia, China, Thailand, Iran, Myanmar, Vietnam, Bangladesh and Indonesia. Only China and South Korea are of the Global North. Both are rapidly ageing societies with decreasing populations. South Korea has the dubious distinction of the world's lowest fertility rate (0.77), and as far as we can tell, China's is almost as bad (1.1).

Date posted: 2023-07-29

Cultural Marxism: or, how the West was lost

There's been a lot of chatter lately about cultural Marxism, aka political correctness (PC) or wokeism. It is a strident creed, quite divisive and fueling the anything-goes promiscuity that preaches "tolerance" for just about anything except disagreement with wokeism, which is deemed "hateful" or "not inclusive." It is eroding both the family and society.

Date posted: 2023-07-13

Population shifts inevitably change the balance of power

Demography and geopolitics are constant companions.

Date posted: 2023-06-08

Incredible shrinking Japan

The government is doing its best to reverse the nation's population decline.

Date posted: 2023-06-03

Sub-Saharan Africa's population is going to double by 2050. What lies ahead?

Are those deadly Mediterranean shipwrecks a harbinger of things to come?

Date posted: 2023-05-19

Celebrating extinction

The Earth4All's "Great Leap" scenario is as utopian as it gets.

Date posted: 2023-05-01

Russia's existential challenge is not just war but demography

President Putin is responding with a huge array of benefits for families which have more children.

Date posted: 2023-04-05

Knock, knock? We're on a path to extinction! Anyone interested?

Demography nerds are aghast. South Korea just broke its own grim record, reporting the world's lowest fertility rate at 0.78 children per woman. An unprecedented birth dearth.

Date posted: 2023-03-25

Will demographic winter bring world peace?

But the question arises: will fewer "fighting age" people lead to an outbreak of peace? Don't bet on it. There were far fewer people around in previous centuries, and war continued unabated. However, those folks were much more prolific, vigorous and hardier populations with young'uns to spare.

Date posted: 2023-03-22

Which country has the highest fertility rate in Europe?

We could learn something from the Faroe Islands.

Date posted: 2023-02-07

The unsung pro-family heroes of Eastern Europe

Serious pro-family initiatives are underway.

Date posted: 2023-01-28

Does Alaska have the secret sauce for boosting birthrates?

A Universal Basic Income is unlikely to solve our demographic woes.

Date posted: 2023-01-28

One-quarter of students at elite universities are LGBT. What does that say about America's future?

A survey of 57,000 undergraduates from 159 of America's "top universities" reveals a lack of viewpoint diversity.

Date posted: 2022-12-03

Death, destruction, and demography

Of all behaviors affecting the rise and fall of populations, warfare is the most catastrophic.

Date posted: 2022-12-03

Why the war on the middle class is a war on the family

A demographic targeted for destruction?

Date posted: 2022-11-08

'I am Giorgia, I am a woman, I am a mother, I am Italian, I am a Christian!' Italy's unashamedly, defiantly pro-family new leader

Who on earth possesses the unmitigated insolence to publicly assert a Christian, Italian and family identity?

Date posted: 2022-10-10

Israel: natalism and nationalism

Where demography is on the front burner.

Date posted: 2022-10-08

Face the future practically and courageously

Do we have a choice? "For the first time in world history, there are now more living human beings above the age of 65 than below the age of 5."

Date posted: 2022-09-19

Is "trust the science" going to solve our demographic woes?

Whatever happened to "In God We Trust?"

Date posted: 2022-09-13

The world's largest and most comprehensive fertility initiative ever has begun in China

The rulers of the world's biggest country are running scared.

Date posted: 2022-09-04

China's government openly admits there is a population crisis

The world's largest country could be running out of people.

Date posted: 2022-08-19

Demography is the key to our geopolitical future

"World fertility continues an unprecedented long-term decline with no end in sight. Even in high-fertility sub-Saharan Africa, rates are remarkably declining.

Date posted: 2022-08-19

Save the date: on November 15, there will be 8 billion of us

Should we be celebrating or mourning?

Date posted: 2022-08-02

Secularism: the forgotten factor in falling fertility

The decline in faith has precipitated a drop in procreation.

Date posted: 2022-07-05

Is China running out of people?

The Middle Kingdom's demographic diminution.

Date posted: 2022-07-05

From 'your choice' to familism: A path for 21st century feminism

Can money make a difference?

Date posted: 2022-07-05

Good news and bad news about American fertility

There is startling news from Washington about American fertility. US fertility is up slightly - so is abortion.

Date posted: 2022-06-22

Japan: the land of the setting sun

Elon's Lament: a warning from the world's wealthiest guy.

Date posted: 2022-05-20

America must take care of its families, or go the way of the Roman Empire

Time to turn away from materialism and imperialism.

Date posted: 2022-04-26

Anti-natalism: misanthropy on steroids

It is really true that a lot of us wish that we had never been born?

Date posted: 2022-04-25

Is Syria coming back to life after its devastating civil war?

There is startling news from Syria. The country's northwest, which includes the Idlib governorate and the western countryside areas of Aleppo and Hama, had a baby boom in 2021.

Date posted: 2022-04-20

South Korea: the world's worst birth dearth

On their way to oblivion. They are hardly having children, and their numbers are starting to drop like a stone.

Date posted: 2022-04-11

Ukraine's other battle: demography

What is not dominating the news. Tired of hearing about Ukraine? Thought so. But if you follow demography, Ukraine is an interesting case, though a real basket case. Yours truly just has to weigh in.

Date posted: 2022-04-11

Globalist economics has hammered the American family

Americans need to prioritize the future by thrift and hard work.

Date posted: 2022-03-08

In the tinderbox of the Subcontinent, Christians and Muslims are at risk

Fertility, religion, and politics: a combustible combination.

Date posted: 2022-02-17

The Arctic Circle baby boom

Scandinavian sketches - signs of life among the Nordics.

Date posted: 2022-01-12

Meet the country with the world's most robust pro-family agenda

A Hungarian miracle in the making? Time will tell.

Date posted: 2022-01-12

India: the Ageing Club's newest member

Population and politics in South Asia to which we should pay attention.

Date posted: 2021-12-27

Why aren't we having enough children to replace ourselves?

Childlessness is becoming a lifestyle choice.

Date posted: 2021-12-11

Forgetting to have a baby?

Young ladies at Cambridge are to be given an academic heart-to-heart about having children and raising a family.

Date posted: 2021-11-03

RACE: a four-letter word guaranteed to offend everyone

Every day brings horror stories of racial discrimination and racial preferences.

Date posted: 2021-10-10

Iran creates a family-friendly Islamic dating app to solve its fertility decline

Is this an initiative that other countries could imitate?

Date posted: 2021-08-03

Bloodshed ahead?

A proposal in India that would penalize families with more than two children has upset a lot of people.

Date posted: 2021-08-02

Today's Great Game and the demographic factor

Today's big three - US, China and Russia - and the power dynamic among them will change significantly in the coming years. With reduced populations, fiscal constraints, and the Thucydides Trap's ever-present specter of war, there is no telling what may unfold.

Date posted: 2021-07-18

China says women are allowed to have 3 kids now. What comes next? They MUST have 3 kids

In an attempt to reverse the consequences of its disastrous one-child policy, the Chinese Communist Party now has a three-child policy.

Date posted: 2021-06-22

Meet the country with the world's most robust pro-family agenda

In demographic circles, all eyes are on Hungary, which now has the most robust pro-family agenda on the planet. It gets better all the time. The latest news is that, starting January 1, 2022, there will be no income tax for those under 25. So there is something more important than fattening the state's coffers!

Date posted: 2021-06-04

On the brink of collapse: America's declining population growth

Population decline is coming to America. Radical change is on the way.

Date posted: 2021-06-04

Fertility, growth and the debt conundrum

America's heritage of fiscal profligacy has met its match in below-replacement fertility.

Date posted: 2021-05-05

Excuse me, Ms. We need babies

Personal finances, lack of religious faith and no confidence in the future are often cited as reasons for not having children. But not reproducing for purposes of individual comfort or convenience or ideological commitment pits personal preference against the survival of the species. It is that simple, and a choice must be made.

Date posted: 2021-05-03