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Hey, America! We need another baby boom!

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By Tom Purcell

America's declining birthrate has given me pause.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of babies born in the United States in 2018 was the lowest in 32 years, continuing what NBC News calls "a decades-long trend toward fewer and fewer babies being born each year."

That means fewer young people to support an increasingly aging population. Hey, young people! We need you to have kids who'll pick up our Social Security and Medicare bills 15 or 20 years from now!

But it also means today's children won't know what growing up was like as part of America's baby boom ― in families packed with kids, filling neighborhoods with unending liveliness.

The post-World War II economic boom fueled Americans' optimism and hope. The future looked brighter than ever.

Adults married younger and started families sooner. Like my parents, many wanted big families ― even with all the craziness and........

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