Seven billion reasons to celebrate
The seven billionth member of humanity is coming. It's worth taking a moment to reflect on the ugly underside of today's international 'population movement.'

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  • 7 billionth baby most likely to be born in India

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  • The 7th billionth child in the world will likely be born in what the UN calls the "less developed regions"

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  • Baby Seven Billion will have a strong chance of living to adulthood and getting educated

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We do not know exactly when he or she will arrive-the U.S. Census Bureau says it may not be until March next year, while the United Nations' Population Division suggests it already happened yesterday-but the seven billionth member of humanity is going to be joining the planet very soon.

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Nicholas Eberstadt is the Henry Wendt Scholar in Political Economy at AEI

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