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  •  Great exposition of the results of a global (0+ / 0-)

    economy.  Thank you.

     The higher on the economic ladder a country is, the lower the birthrate tends to be.  If there are also difficult and expensive to replace manufacturing facilities and infrastructure, then the importation of labor is necessary.  

    Justice, if not pursued, does not exist.

    by phonegery on Wed Dec 09, 2009 at 03:28:57 PM PST

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    •  Actually there are exceptions (1+ / 0-)
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      The population pyramid is indeed inverted for most Western nations and Japan. It also includes China because of its one child policy - one child for two parents for four grandparents.

      However, the population pyramid is normal for India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and USA - the latter because of constant or increasing birthrates of certain segments of the population, as well as huge influx of immigrant populations into the workforce. See US Population Pyramids.

      Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

      by Suvro on Wed Dec 09, 2009 at 10:58:18 PM PST

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