Steyn: Brokest Nation in History Fusses About Sex Instead

Mark Steyn explains why population control (in the form of birth control) is inconsistent with the welfare state.

Steyn writes in Investor’s Business Daily:

… In Greece, 100 grandparents have 42 grandchildren — i.e., an upside-down family tree. As I wrote in this space a few weeks ago, “If 100 geezers run up a bazillion dollars’ worth of debt, is it likely that 42 youngsters will ever be able to pay it off?”

Most analysts know the answer to that question: Greece is demographically insolvent. So it’s looking to Germany to continue bankrolling its First World lifestyle.

But the Germans are also demographically exhausted: They have the highest proportion of childless women in Europe. One in three fraulein have checked out of the motherhood business entirely…

Read the entire commentary.

5 thoughts on “Steyn: Brokest Nation in History Fusses About Sex Instead”

  1. Here in the US the Mexicans work like fiends and do jobs Whites wouldn’t take, for pay that Whites wouldn’t consider. If taxed, would they go home? Lots of them already pay taxes but don’t look for annual refunds to avoid the IRS and immigration officials. If they could get jobs in factories and the technical trades, or become lawyers and accountants, would they go home? No way. They have a strong work ethic. They also send a lot of money home. In fact, 60 percent of Mexico’s GDP is money sent home by Mexicans working in the US.

    Of Muslims I know nothing, except that they have expanding neighborhoods in larger European cities which are ‘no-go’ zones for whites. If they can get by on the government dole, we certainly have a Grecian problem.

  2. I would like to give a more exact second refutation.
    You claim that if there’s serious demand for workforce, some workers will show up and do the job. This is true but only for an effectual demand for workers. ‘Effectual demand’ is defined in Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, Book I, Chapter VII “Of the natural and market Price of Commodities”. If a man or enterprise is able and willing to pay enough, so they will always get the workforce they want.
    In this case there is a state with debt. The debitors want their debt paid back and the state wants to pay it back by taxing the workforce. That’s why it wants there to be a workforce strong enough to be taxed to the desired amount. The state isn’t willing to pay the workforce anything. Quite to the contrary, it wants money from them. They shall work for another employer to make the money to pay tax. That’s not an effectual demand that creates jobs, it’s a ineffectual demand that takes from those who have already jobs by other means.
    If still people from elsewhere are willing to come to Greece or to Germany and work, they come despite the debt and not because of the debt.

  3. Well, the problem with hoping all those Muslim kids will work hard and pay taxes is not working in Europe! They don’t want to work……….and for some reason don’t and arent’ being educated. Free stuff might be a factor………or mosques stressing ghettoization…..who knows. But they are not working!

  4. If there is debt to be paid back, there is no good jobs. It’s just about to be a tax slave. Actually now there is unemployment in Greece and Germany rather than workforce scarcity with high wage offers.
    The populations of Europe and North America are working on population reduction without life loss, for the purpose to increase space and natural resources per capita for our grandchildren. We do not want the result of this work to be destroyed by immigration.

  5. These demographics ignore the obvious. In Europe, Muslims could supply the (non-Greek, non-German) younger workers. In the US, we can rely on a supply of workers from south of the border. I do not jest. Where there are good jobs, the workers will show up. When that happens, of course, Germany won’t be ‘German’, Greece won’t be ‘Greek’, and the US won’t primarily be white. There’s a bit of xenophobia built into the graph. And social turmoil isn’t even factored in.

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