Posts Tagged ‘developed nations’

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    Which Countries Want You to Have a Baby?

    Apr 20, 14 • 837 Views • No Comments

    It is a recipe for demographic disaster when you have too many old people and not enough babies. The problem is the size of the working age population. When countries like the US are affluent enough to provide support to the aged, transfer payments are funded...  [read more]

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    How To Cope With (Water) Stress

    Apr 16, 14 • 327 Views • No Comments

    Being water stressed means you are unusually vulnerable to a water shortage. Sort of like a household where one emergency can push it over the edge because it spends all it earns, so too with most water stressed nations. That one drought or technical...  [read more]

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    Pooches and Prosperity

    Nov 16, 12 • 314 Views • 1 Comment

    Chloe and Gus, my daughter’s miniature Pomeranians, consume organic dog food and use wee-wee pads, they visit the vet, the groomer, and enjoy their treats and toys. Because of Chloe and Gus, my cats, and the dogs in 1 out of every 4 households in the US, we...  [read more]

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    Olympic Predictions

    Jul 25, 12 • 213 Views • No Comments

    If you want to predict Olympic medal winners, you might look at economic data. A report on the Olympics from Goldman Sachs suggests that nations with a superior economic growth environment will increase their share of Olympic gold medals in London....  [read more]

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    Population Futures

    Feb 13, 12 • 283 Views • No Comments

    Imagine for a moment 3 groups of countries, each with a different population pyramid. The first has a huge bulge at the bottom, the second is wider in the middle and the third is relatively broad at top. If this represents the world in 2025, what can we...  [read more]