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  • What to Expect When No One's Expecting

  • America's Coming Demographic Disaster
  • By: Jonathan V. Last
  • Narrated by: Jonathan V. Last
  • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Look around you and think for a minute: Is America too crowded? For years, we have been warned about the looming danger of overpopulation: people jostling for space on a planet that's busting at the seams and running out of oil and food and land and everything else. It's all bunk. The population bomb never exploded. Instead, statistics from around the world make clear that since the 1970s, we've been facing exactly the opposite problem: people are having too few babies.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Your typical social conservative screed full of lots of misleading facts

  • By isaiah on 06-05-18

Good Read, But Dismisses Obvious Questions

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-17

This book definitely has conservative leanings. It actually helped me understand the conservative mindset in modern America. The book constantly admits that immigrants are the only reason why birth rates are increasing in industrialized nations, but never explores the reason the native population's birth rate is falling outside of social issues. Why is there an increase in IVF? Also, why are only ethnic groups that practice social and genetic purism seem to be the only groups suffering population decrease? What about the rest of the world? Why are many experiencing population booms with less resources, but with constant GDP growth? The book was well research, but never seemed to answer the really hard questions. I'd still recommend it as a good read. Just so you can understand the rise of nationalism and authoritarianism in many industrialized countries.

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