This just in folks: “Babies are bad for the economy.” Australia’s Productivity Commission is alarmed that the fertility rate in Australia is increasing to a 25 year high. The problem is that this shifts “women out of the workplace while they care for babies, depressing labour supply and reducing the taxation base as our population ages,” the Daily Telegraph reported.
According to the Productivity Commission, the small number of extra babies born would do little to help the aging population.
If I might read between the lines: the Commission is suggesting an increase in contraception and abortion.
If Australians would just follow the Productivity Commission they would see that what they need are more people and less babies.