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US and Canada Demographic Time Bomb



May 20, 2008 – Comments (4)

The headline is Mish's and I'm the Deb Wot he mentions in the story.

We started discussing it because I thought with the "aging population" you would find the percentage of seniors increasing overall within the population but that wasn't true for the US.  It was true for Canada, so Canada has been adjusting to an increasing aging population and reducing debt whereas the US has had a slightly declining percent of population over 65 and debt has been increasing.

I wrote about it on my blog a couple weeks ago.

Mish looks at different things about it, but this aging population thing is going to change our understanding of what we think we know and I think in particular it will change what is generally believed about the markets. 

4 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On May 20, 2008 at 10:34 PM, EScroogeJr (< 20) wrote:

Never bet against the long-term prospects of the US stock market. Bet against the theory of relativity instead :)

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#2) On May 20, 2008 at 11:17 PM, abitare (29.56) wrote:

Awesome. I am proud of you!

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#3) On May 21, 2008 at 1:00 AM, abitare (29.56) wrote:

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#4) On May 21, 2008 at 9:09 AM, dwot (28.86) wrote:

EscroogeJr, I guess I'm going to lose my bet ;).

Thanks abitarecatnia.

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