Because most philosophies that frown on reproduction don't survive.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Where Have All The Children Gone?

David Curp emailed me a link to this interesting NY Times story about Vermont, which is facing a demographic crisis. Basically, Vermont is experiencing now (on its own rather small scale) a number of the problems which Europe is facing in the not too distant future (minus raucous immigrants) and that the US may face in another 20-30 years. Residents are not choosing to have many children, many young people who do grow up there move away to areas with more vibrant employment environments, and the majority of those moving in are retirees. This has resulted in the very real possibility that the demographic crunch will cause the state to have to start drastically scaling back services in the near future.

2 comments:

Mark said...

You know Dave? He's one of my best friends in the world! How do you know him?

Darwin said...

My wife and I were in Dave's honors program seminar class during the year the taught in Steubenville, and he was by far the best of the professors we had there are leading a great books discussion seminar.

We've kept in touch via email and even had the chance to visit last time we were in Ohio to see the in-laws. Really great professor and all around guy, though it sounds like I don't need to tell you that. :-)

Still, though I practice, I can't get used to calling him Dave or David instead of Dr. Curp...