Archive for October, 2010
The Demographic Revolution
We are on the edge of one of the greatest social, cultural and economic revolutions in history. Over the course of the next two years a significant percentage of the U.S. population – by some estimations that number will be 50% or more – will be over 50 years of age for the first time in history. Couple this fact with dramatic changes in science, technological and digital communications, increasing longevity, declining birth rates and a shrinking tax base and the implications are astounding. And not just for those of us who are 50 and older, for younger generations and for all of those who will come after us as well.