Great article. Birth rates are showing that people are comfortable, and that means they may forgo having children.

The issue is all social systems require population growth to sustain them because higher taxes are required which means less left over.

There are issues with gender too, because once genders stop respecting each other or finding mystery in one another ... They fade away.

This is a biological setup by mother nature to force propagating the species. She loves diversity, and if one isn't willing to take the risk. She deems you biologically not desirable. It doesn't mean folks are precious and awesome, but from a nature perspective ... Game over.