Saturday, March 10, 2018

First Paragraph

[Photo by Ryoji Iwata at Unsplash]

This book is inspired by a remarkable fact: in stark contrast to its more rapidly aging rivals in Europe and Asia, America's population is expected to expand dramatically in coming decades. According to the most conservative estimates, the United States by 2050 will be home to at least four hundred million people, roughly one hundred million more than live here today. But because of America's unique demographic trajectory among advanced countries, it should emerge by midcentury as the most affluent, culturally rich, and successful nation in human history.

- From The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050 by Joel Kotkin [The Penguin Press, 2010]

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