The New Population Boom: Demographic Change and Global Futures
Jack A. Goldstone
September 27 Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations
POPULATION MEGATRENDS Big emerging markets and the world economy Aging and shrinking workforces in the developed countries Youth and Islam: The New face of the developing world An Urban, not rural, world
What are the Solutions? FLEXIBILITY Retirement /Work/Education Immigration and Emigration Business start-up and innovation to find Market-based solutions MORE GLOBALIZATION Open Trade and Human Exchange, New Urbanism Have faith in European/Liberal Values Globalization of Education!
What are We Doing About it? Investing in Education? No. Investing in Basic Research? No. Improving Energy Grid/Efficiency? No. Improving attraction to top migrants? No. Pulling together, sharing sacrifice? NO, NO, NO. Complaining about taxes, government, regulation? YES, YES, YES.