Sweden (Yes!) comes in for a hard time with the Alt Right and the /pol/ crowd on the Internet where it has basically become a meme.
However, there’s something Sweden – and the Nordics – are doing right.
According to Twitter demographer Cicerone’s calculations, the Nordics are the only major world region where fertility rates amongst women are not dysgenic.
(Male fertility tends to be neutral to slightly eugenic in the United States, and probably elsewhere in the developed world, since children are not a burden so far as most male careers are concerned).
Now consider that:
- IQ is usually less correlated with fertility than education.
- (Lower educated) immigrants in the Nordic countries all have substantially higher than native fertility.
And it would turn out that Nordic women actually probably have eugenic fertility patterns.
So it’s entirely possible that Sweden et al. will be just fine in the long term. It’s the smart fractions that overwhelmingly determine socio-economic success, and that smart fraction would appear to be quite vigorous. Moreover, while it does get a lot of Third World refuse, this may well be counterbalanced by its hovering up of human capital across the Mediterranean and East-Central Europe (along with the Anglo-Germanics).
Meanwhile, Latin America is basically a disaster zone so far as dysgenics is concerned.