September 06, 2002

SWEDEN ON THE ROPES? One of that country's biggest advantages has been its reputation for wild, freewheeling sex. But if that's true, then why do they need to broadcast porn to combat a national nookie shortage?

A candidate in Sweden's general election has called for pornography to be broadcast on television every Saturday to encourage people to have more sex.
Teres Kirpikli says she wants to help boost the Swedish economy by encouraging people to have more children.

Then there's this observation: "Sweden has a negative natural growth rate, with more deaths than births now registered every year."

UPDATE: Gee, could this eugenics program involving the sterilization of tens of thousands of women as recently as the 1970s, have anything to do with that?