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Are We at a Demographic Inflection Point?

Mack30 Wrote: Jun 04, 2012 1:04 PM
Answer, what do you want to be after you grow up? Change your name to "clueless." Do your parents know you have their computer password?

Demographic forecasts generally take the form of predicting more of the same.

Old people have been moving to Florida for the past several years, and old people will move there for the next few years. Immigrants have been streaming in from Mexico, and they will continue to do so. You get the idea.

Most of the time these forecasts prove right. But sometimes there are inflection points, times when some trends stop and others begin. My read of recent demographic data suggest we may be at such a point right now.

These inflection points are usually not...