Women in the United States are today having babies at a rate not seen in Britain since the end of the second world war. The trend is by no means universal — pet dogs now outnumber children in San Francisco, and Washington DC has fertility rates almost as bad as Italy’s. But in Hispanic and Bible Belt areas, people are breeding as if the 1960s had never happened. This baby rate is the object of much envy in Brussels, which points out that the Americans have an unfair advantage because of the Hispanics, who average more than three kids per woman. But even the average white American female’s birth ratio of 1.9 is higher than the average Irishwoman — whose average lifetime tally of 1.85 is the highest in Europe.I love that about the "unfair advantage" the US has thanks to its Hispanic population. Doesn't Europe have its own "Hispanic" population? (HINT: we tend to call them the Spanish.)
He briefly mentions how the state pensions and welfare have reduced the incentive to have children. He also takes population projections to their ultimate conclusion. The last European will die in 2960 and that person will be Irish!