Of all the animals of prey, man is the only sociable one.
Every one of us preys upon his neighbour, and yet we herd together.
The Beggar's Opera: John Gay

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Compare and contrast

From USA Today: 

Americans put off having babies amid poor economy 

Twenty-somethings who postponed having babies because of the poor economy are still hesitant to jump in to parenthood — an unexpected consequence that has dropped the USA's birthrate to its lowest point in 25 years

From The Daily Telegraph:

Primary schools face 18 per cent rise in pupils by 2020 

Primary schools are facing a dramatic rise in the number of children needing places as soaring birth rates and immigration push state education to "breaking point".


  1. Wow. I bet those two little words, welfare state, have a lot to do with it

  2. Almost certainly, Bucko; I doubt you'd find anyone prepared to bet against you.