Managing Demography

To properly understand the recent U.S. immigration debate, you have to recognize that it is simply the latest example of how countries such as China, the United States, Mexico, Japan, and Russia are attempting to actively manage demography. Three enormously powerful demographic trends — the population implosion, the graying planet, and global migration — are presenting enormous threats and opportunities for nations, corporations, and individuals. In response, nations are trying to manage birth, retirement and immigration rates to achieve desired outcomes. Where is this trend headed and what are its implications? We’ll explain.

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