Yes, it’s unequivocally true: Americans are the most likely to be in the jailhouse now. The United States is the world’s leader in incarceration both in terms of the total number of people in prisons and jails and the rate of prisoners per capita.
The ageing of human populations is an inescapable demographic future. That evolving and universal future is increasingly challenging governments and the public, who are by and large ill prepared for that certain future.
Many low fertility countries
are having future fertility fantasies. It’s time for them to end those fantasies and prepare for a future of below replacement
fertility with demographic ageing and without immigration declining populations.
With world population approaching 8 billion
humans, the demographic growth of nations is unfortunately largely ignored by governments whenever climate change is considered.
A possible solution to childcare needs is polygamy. Polygamy, the practice of having more than one spouse at the same time, was not against the laws in many countries in the past. For example, polygamy was made illegal in China in 1950, in France at the end of the 20th century, in the United States
near end of the 19th century and became a felony in the United Kingdom
at the start of the 17th century.
Illegal immigration is a 21st century crisis that will only worsen with the consequences of climate change
Probably no country is more closely associated with the hamburger than the United States. It’s fair to say that the hamburger is the country’s culinary icon
. It’s the most popular
fast food consumed and readily available from coast to coast.
Raise retirement ages!
That’s the simple, clear and unavoidable message that economics
are sending to governments around the world.
Results from the 2020 population censuses in the United States
recently made headlines. But rather than recognizing the social, economic and environmental benefits of slower rates of population growth for the U.S., China and the planet, much of the media stressed the downsides of slower growth and wrote about population collapse
, baby bust
and demographic decline
The demographic impact of the coronavirus one year after being declared a pandemic on 11 March 2020 has been enormous. The picture that emerges is one of significant consequences on the levels and trends of the key components of demographic change: mortality, fertility and migration.
The world is in the midst of the Great Migration Clash, a bitter struggle between those who “want out
” of their countries and those who want others to “keep out
” of their countries. More than a billion
people would like to move permanently to another country and no less than a billion people say fewer or no immigrants
should be allowed to move into their countries.
While the end of life remains the inescapable fate of every man, woman and child, death can be delayed as has been demonstrated
repeatedly throughout human history. Amid the current coronavirus pandemic, a paramount objective is delaying death from Covid-19 for many millions of people across the globe.
It’s an indisputable fact
: the United States leads the world in the number of Covid-19 deaths. As of 15 May, three months after the country’s first confirmed coronavirus death
, the US death toll from the pandemic has reached a remarkable 88,000 deaths
. That rising figure is more than double the number of coronavirus deaths of the next highest country, the United Kingdom at 34,000 deaths
How many COVID-19 deaths will occur before a vaccine becomes available worldwide? As with many seemingly simple questions about an uncertain future, the proper answer to that important query is: “it depends”.
The answer to the critical question of how many immigrants will there be in the future is: far below the number of people wanting to immigrate and far above the number of immigrants wanted. The discrepancy between the two opposing migration “wants” underlies the current divisive migration crisis sweeping the globe.
In addition to its unprecedented rapid rate
of demographic growth during the past 75 years, world population’s distribution across the planet has changed significantly over the past seven decades. The momentous global changes in humanity’s geographic distribution pose serious social, economic, political and environmental challenges and disquieting implications for the future.
What if current fertility rates of countries remain constant for the rest of the 21st century? Under this assumption, the populations of high fertility countries skyrocket while those of most low fertility countries plummet and world population nearly triples in size by the century’s close.