Category Archives: Demographics

Of Course, There’s No Inflation. NOT!

Okay,  before the emails hit – it’s peak load pricing or a relative price increase. There, satisfied? Buyer pays $133K for two courtside tickets to Game 5 of NBA Finals A person paid $133,000, including fees, for two floor seats … Continue reading

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“Toto, I have a feeling we are not in Kansas anymore” – Global GDP Rankings

Take a look at the change in World GDP rankings since 1980.   Stunning. The U.S. GDP in purchasing power parity  (PPP) terms, which adjusts for currency valuations,  was 187 percent  larger than Japan, the world’s second largest economy in 1980.   … Continue reading

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Global Demographics – Economist

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Stratfor: Saudi Arabia’s Demographic Challenge

Stratfor Middle East Analyst Ashley Lindsey discusses Saudi Arabia’s demographic challenge of educating its young population and integrating more women into its work force. For more analysis, visit: http://www.Stratfor.com (click here if video is not observable)

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Stratfor: Russia’s Massive Demographic Shift

Stratfor explains how Russia’s diversifying population coupled with a proportional increase in the post-Soviet era population will pose the greatest challenge to the government. For more analysis, visit: http://www.Stratfor.com (click here if video is not observable)

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Fast Future: The Rise of the Millennial Generation – Ted Talks

Interesting talk on the up and coming generation. In this inspiring talk David Burstein talks to us about the Millennials, the generation currently coming of age and as David shows us — they’re going to change everything. About David Burstein … Continue reading

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Stratfor: Demographics and Geopolitics

Good piece by George Friedman on global demographic trends.  The solution to declining populations?   Technology. …today, countries like Germany and Japan are facing massive population busts… It’s not the falling population that’s the problem…worst of all, it’s a falling and … Continue reading

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QE3 Will Complicate Global Food Crisis

There is no doubt in our minds that some of the QE3 liquidity will leak into agricultural commodities.  In addition, a portfolio reallocation will take place as investors look to protect their purchasing power through buying finite “things.” This will … Continue reading

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Failed State Index – Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy magazine is out with their annual Failed State Index.  No surprise Somalia, Congo, Sudan, Chad, and Zimbabwe top the list.   Click here for interactive map and data. (click here if chart is not observable)

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Highest Employed Occupation? Retail Clerks…

Good stuff from the BLS.   Here’s their latest analysis on U.S. occupations, Retail salespersons and cashiers were the occupations with the highest employment in 2011. These two occupations combined made up nearly 6 percent of total U.S. employment. The 10 … Continue reading

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