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The British Are Getting Their Wish:

April 8, 2010 (EIRNS)—This news service has repeatedly emphasized that among the top objectives of the British oligarchical elite is the determination of reduce world population, from the current range of 6.8 billion to the range of 2 billion. the latest figures show they are making headway in one of their prime targets—the United States.

The most recent, 2008 figures from the National Council on Health Statistics show that 40,000 fewer American children were born in that year than in 2007 or 2006; and that the birth rate (per 1,000 women of childbearing age) fell by 2.2% in 2008. This development pushes the U.S. down below the "population replacement fertility rate" of 2.1 live births per woman during childbearing age. The U.S. has been unique among industrial nations in being above that rate.

An analysis of those figures by state, for 25 states having about 55% of the country's population, showed a direct and close correlation between the change in fertility and birth rate in each state, on one hand, and the timing and severity of the drops in 1) per capita income, and 2) housing "values" in those states, on the other. And those states with the biggest drops in birth rates—for example, California and Florida at -2.8/1,000 women, and Arizona at -4.1/1,000 women—were the states hit with the worst bubble-economy collapse.

This "unexpected" drop in births and birth rate likely accelerated in 2009, and will be reflected in the ongoing 2010 Census.