Declining birth rates in the Western world may tip the balance of power to the East. A top intelligence advisor says the economy, international security, even the United State’s stature, are all on the line. And it’s because we are not having enough children.
But a leading economist disagrees: technology and education will ride the U.S. economy into continued success. A global populations expert warns if we overpopulate the planet we will have nothing left.
There is a heated debate about how–and whether–to cool the sizzle of the West’s dwindling birth rates.
This hour On Point: the Western world’s shrinking population.
Herbert E. Meyer, former Vice Chairman of the CIA National Intelligence Council
David Kelly, Senior Economic Advisor, Putnam Investments
John Guillebaud, Co-Chair, Optimum Population Trust