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Category Archives: Human overpopulation

“One Day Soon, The Sun Will Not Rise”

Authored by Chris Hamilton via Econimica blog, When the Q4 US resident population data is released, something that has not happened in the post WWII era will take place.   The population of adults aged 15-64 years old will decline.  This was not supposed to happen and will put an end to seven plus decades of continuous population growth […]

The End Is Near… Depopulation Is Out Of Control… So Buy Stocks (Seriously)

Authored by Chris Hamilton via Econimica blog, The world economy is premised on a ludicrous idea – that Asia, then India, and then Africa will continue to drive economic growth.  So as not to turn this article into a book, lets consider this idea focusing on East Asia consisting of China, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, and minor others.  This region consists […]

Economic Recovery – But For Who?

Authored by Chris Hamilton via Econimica blog, How to judge the effectiveness of the economic recovery since 2008 is a challenge? Many laud the Federal Reserve for it's actions to stave off a possible depression.  The Federal Reserve's policies have certainly helped to promote new record highs in financial assets across the spectrum.  These policies […]

Is Population Decline Catastrophic?

Authored by Peter St.Onge via The Mises Institute, In the 1970’s we heard the earth was going to get so crowded we’d be falling off. Now the panickers have flipped to population decline. They were wrong in the 70’s, so are they wrong again? Is a declining population catastrophic? Countries from Germany to Japan are […]

America’s Fertility Rate Falls To Record Low

The US isn't yet grappling with the economic disaster that is a shrinking popuation – unlike Japan. Though it's starting to look like a not-too-distant possibility. US birthrates fell to yet another historic low in 2016 as a whirlwind of economic and cultural factors inspire more women to delay, or forgo, having children. According to […]

A Visual History Of Population In America

You’ve likely seen the population density map of the United States in one form or another. A lot of people per square mile reside in big cities, fewer people reside in suburban areas, and a lot fewer people reside in rural areas. But as FlowingData.com’s Nathan Yau explains, cities weren’t always cities though. Rural wasn’t […]

Fertility Rates Keep Dropping, And It’s Going To Hit The Economy Hard

Total fertility rates, which can be defined as the average number of children born to a woman who survives her reproductive years (aged 15-49), have decreased globally by about half since 1960. This has drastically shaped today’s global economy, but as Visual Capitalist's Caitlin Cheadle explains, a continued decline could have much more severe long-term […]