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.
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“The Cash for Clunkers has been a great boost for our President, and without it, we would be getting close to Bush numbers in half the time,” said Terry Snow, White House spokesman, during the Sunday morning Press Conference. “The President is a man of the people and he knows Americans like shiny, new things and getting rid of old things, and he thought, hey, why don’t I give them a huge check to help pay for it.” Huge check it is. The Government is giving qualified buyers up to 4500 dollars for a new car. Not only will the common Joe benefit, but also the car industry and OPEC. Though it is not being called another Automotive Bailout Program, this one already well past the 1 Billion dollars earmarked for the program, it has all the benefits of filling the streets with more cars and making the Automobile industry fill up their empty coffers.