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RE: The U.S. in 2050: Bigger, younger, less white, less urban
A lot of speculation went into the opinions in this article. One thing seems clear, demographics are changing, but are they changing to what the author envisions? The US birthrate has been below replacement level for decades. The flood of illegal immigration has been the only factor in keeping us close to replacement level. The speculation that the US demographics will shift away from a white majoity are evident to see. The problem is the increasing life expectancy and a retiring baby boom that is upon us. I dont see any mention of this in the optimism this Berkley-centric opinion piece conveys. I find it quite revealing that his projections ignore this.
Posted by jwlthe4th
1st Mar 2010