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3/20/2013

Our nation’s ability to compete in the international market place with our GDP (Gross Domestic Product) can depend significantly on the “Birth-Order” makeup of the different nations which we are competing.   Since the “Only Children” usually find themselves at the top of the pecking order, running the operation, a close look at the characteristics of our main economic competitor, China, might prove very interesting.  China has a “One Child Only” policy in place to control their population growth.   With all these “Self-Starters”, “Achievers” in their population, China could prove to be a very strong GDP competitor.  Also, in one of Dr. Kevin Leman’s books on choosing personal partners, he notes that the worst choice for a partner of an “Only Child” is another “Only Child”.  It will be interesting to see how China handles this situation.  We could have a “Real Can of Worms” to deal with, as China is our main economic competitor and main holder of our national debt.  “There are two ways to enslave a nation, war and Debt” John Adams, 2nd President of the USA.   

In the USA the “Middle Born Child” is become extinct.    We are becoming a nation of “Book Ends” First Born Child-Second Born Child, if Male-Female or First Born-Last Born, if Male-Male or Female-Female.  The primary attribute of the “Middle Born Child” is “Peacemaker and Negotiator”.  With our “Peacemakers and Negotiators” becoming extinct, who will be our Peacemakers and Negotiators, certain not the “Achieving First born” or the “Fun-Loving Last Born”?   Who will be our “Middle Managers” the position that our “Middle Born Children” excel? “We got trouble, trouble, trouble, Right here in the USA; it starts with B and stands for “Birth-Order”.

Reference: Dr. Kevin Leman Biography: Dr. Kevin Leman, an internationally known psychologist, radio and television personality, and speaker, has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and commonsense psychology. The best-selling and award-winning author has made house calls for hundreds of radio and television programs, including “The View” with Barbara Walters, “The Today Show,” “Oprah,” CBS’s “The Early Show,” “Live with Regis Philbin,” CNN’s “American Morning,” and “LIFE Today” with James Robison, and he has served as a contributing family psychologist to “Good Morning America.” He is the founder and president of Couples of Promise, an organization designed and committed to helping couples remain happily married. Dr. Leman is also a charter faculty member of iQuestions.com. He has written over 30 best-selling books about marriage and family issues, including “The Birth Order Book” and “Sheet Music: Uncovering the Secrets of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage.” Dr. Leman and his wife, Sande, live in Tucson. They have five children.