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The Demographics Driving Nations' Wealth - WSJ



August 12, 2010 – Comments (3)

The Demographics Driving Nations' Wealth - WSJ


Demography is not destiny. In 1300, China was bigger than Europe and had the world's most sophisticated technology. But China blew it. By 1850, its population was 65% larger than Europe's, but—thanks to the Industrial Revolution—Europeans were far richer...

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#1) On August 13, 2010 at 8:48 AM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:

This article lends more weight to my preference of going long with India over China or Brazil. I think EPI is the best way to buy into India at the present. I plan to buy some shares of it in the future, not currently invested.

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#2) On August 13, 2010 at 10:27 AM, outoffocus (23.86) wrote:

Interesting article.  Personally I believe regardless of how our population grows over the coming years, I think our national debt and growing government that favors big corporations over small business will hinder our growth over the next decade. Until we get our house in order, we can have the biggest baby boom in history and still have a lower standard of living.

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#3) On August 14, 2010 at 3:56 AM, SuperPicks (28.31) wrote:

completely agree with outoffocus' comment above

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