We used to size up a person by counting his children. Now we count Rolex watches, six-pack abs and Instagram followers. The Center for Disease Control recently reported that Americans gave birth to about 10,000 fewer babies in 2015 than in 2014. Go to an airport departure gate and count how many people pre-board because they are seniors hobbling with walkers rather than young parents with baby strollers.The lack of babies makes the airplanes quieter, but for the country’s economic future, it suggests turbulence ahead.
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