Money For the Rest of Us
Money For the Rest of Us
J. David Stein
How Population Trends Will Impact Growth, Inflation, Investing, and Well Being
27 minutes Posted Jul 27, 2022 at 9:18 am.
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How slowing population growth and an eventual population peak will lead to competition for foreign workers, potentially higher inflation, and ultimately the need to transition to a steady-state economy rather than one based on constantly producing more.

Topics covered include:

  • How longevity and birthrates impact population growth
  • What areas of the world are seeing population increases versus declines
  • Why high income countries will need more immigrants in order to sustain their population levels
  • When is global population expected to peak and at what level
  • Will greater dependency ratios lead to higher inflation
  • What is the difference between growth and development
  • How slowing population growth will impact investments
  • Why the world will need to transition to a steady-state economy focused on well-being rather than growth

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