The biggest problem facing America today isn’t immigration reform, gun control or the economy. It’s the country’s declining fertility rate.
In an article appearing in The Wall Street Journal, Jonathan V. Last, author of "What to Expect When No One's Expecting: American's Coming Demographic Disaster," presents a strong case that not enough babies being born is the underlying cause for many of the problems the country is dealing with today.
Simply put, the fertility rate is the number of children an average woman bears over her lifetime. The replacement rate is 2.1. If the average woman has more children than that, the population grows.