Monday, March 31, 2014

Los Angeles Is Beginning to Look a Lot Like Pittsburgh

Peak immigration to Los Angeles at Pacific Standard magazine.

Theme: Ironic demographics.

Subject Article: "The Generational Future of Los Angeles: Projections to 2030 and Comparisons to Recent Decades."

Other Links: 1. "The International Trade of Talent."
2. "Post comment on 'The International Trade of Talent.'"
3. "Seasonally Adjested (Before 2000: CWIA, Since 2000: BLS) Pittsburgh MSA Labor Forde - Monthly January 1970 to September 2012."
4. "Not voting with their feet."
5. "Hell With the Lid Taken Off."

Postscript: What if a region's baseline "normal" is an aberration? Compared to the 1980s, the demographic decline of Los Angeles looks dramatic. Over the long haul, there isn't a reason to panic. Whatever your perspective, more and more places are going down the same demographic path Pittsburgh forged over the last century. Demographic decline is the new normal.

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