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Is Demography Destiny?

This instant gratification society does not bode well for the future. Even saving money isn't paying much now. Investing in solid assets may make better sense. Farmland prices are going sky high here in the Midwest
jturning Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 12:14 PM
Yep, we're looking to buy a house soon and investors are snatching them up as fast as they hit the market. And all our money we're keeping liquid is making us nothing. If only I understood having a Demoncrat president better I would have bought a bunch of Gold when he was elected the first time while we waited for prices to drop and purchase a home.

Some media pundits see in the growing proportion of non-white groups in the population a growing opposition to the Republican Party that will sooner or later make it virtually impossible for Republicans to win presidential elections or even to control either house of Congress. But is demography destiny?

Conventional wisdom in the Republican establishment is that what the GOP needs to do, in order to win black votes or Hispanic votes, is to craft policies specifically targeting these groups. In other words, Republicans need to become more like Democrats.

Whether in a racial context or in other contexts, the...