Now here is a topic that is sure to start a lunch conversation that makes the men sweat. The recent article Is the West's baby bust being busted? examines the new trend of rising birth rates in developed nations. It has been thought for some time that the wealthier a nation gets, more specifically their women, the fewer children they have. The article presents the new finding that the wealthier nations, mostly European, having rising birth rates. Now it is not for me to ruin anyone’s lunch with diaper talk and children theme songs from PBS, but the article gives little reasons why this would happen and I thought maybe we could supply the reasons.