Is America too crowded? Warnings have been sounded for years about the looming danger of overpopulation- people jostling for space on a planet that's busting at the seams and running out of oil and food and land and everything else.
In What to Expect When No One's Expecting, author Jonathan Last asserts this is all bunk. The "population bomb" never exploded. Statistics from around the world make clear that since the 1970s, the world has been facing exactly the opposite problem - people are having too few babies. Population growth has been slowing for two generations. The world’s population will peak, and then begin shrinking, within the next fifty years.
In Japan and Italy, it's already started. China's One-Child Policy has left that country's ruling class terrified of the effects of its impending population contraction. All of this is coming to America, too. In fact, it's already here, argues Last. In What to Expect When No One's Expecting, he explains why this population implosion happened and how it is remaking culture, the economy, and politics both at home and around the world.
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Jonathan V. Last
Vice President, Domestic & Economic Policy