November 13, 2015
Economists and geopolitical experts around the world pay a lot of attention to the Chinese economy these days, with very good reason. Today, I’d like to look past the immediate future to speculate about the ways life extension and reduced birthrates will affect Asia over the next several decades.
June 20, 2016
A study just published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reports that 40% of American women are now obese: the highest percentage in history. (Men have a slightly lower rate of obesity at 35%.)
September 6, 2016
If you needed proof that the educated, wealthy, and powerful are just as susceptible to myths parading as science as anyone else—the over-population hysteria is a perfect example. It’s not the only discredited social cause, but the focus on total population numbers distracts us from very real demographic problems. This puts the world on a path to economic disaster.
November 28, 2016
The popular story of the Thanksgiving holiday is that it commemorates the rescue of the pilgrims struggling to survive in the new world by altruistic Wampanoag Indians. This is simply not true.