November 22, 2021

Birth rate to take a dive according to a survey by the Pew Center.


"More U.S. adults who do not already have children are saying they are unlikely to ever have them, a new Pew Research Center survey finds — findings that could draw renewed attention to the risks of declining birthrates for industrialized nations."


"More Americans say they’re not planning to have a child, new poll says, as U.S. birthrate declines," Annabelle Timsit, Washinton Post


 

The supply chain knots are starting to loosen.


"In Asia, Covid-related factory closures, energy shortages and port-capacity limits have eased in recent weeks. In the U.S., major retailers say they have imported most of what they need for the holidays. Ocean freight rates have retreated from record levels."


"Supply-Chain Problems Show Signs of Easing," The Wall Street Journal