Friday, October 24, 2014

Congratulations, Your City Is Dying!

Shrinking cities have stronger economies at Pacific Standard magazine.

Theme: Ironic demography.

Subject Article: "Low birth rates can actually pay off in the U.S. and other countries."

Postscript: Most people are well aware of the legacy costs stemming from an aging population. Less discussed are the costs of a young and growing population. That a growing population is better than demographic decline is just assumed. Once again, folk wisdom drives policy instead of analysis.

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