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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Forget the prophecies saying overpopulation will starve the planet. The human race is approaching the point where it's no longer reproducing enough to expand the global headcount. In the world's biggest economies -- the U.S., China, Japan and Germany -- it's already happening or will soon. Economists say these countries could see slower economic growth unless they increase their working-age populations by accepting immigrants, possibly from regions with higher fertility rates, like parts of Asia and Africa. Lower fertility rates -- the number of live births per woman -- could also threaten safety-net programs like pensions and health care.

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What can governments do?

Immigration can help, but not all countries are willing to open their doors. Japan, historically wary of immigrants, under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to allow more foreign workers for limited stays.

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"...unless they increase their working-age populations by accepting immigrants"

Nope. No more jobs. All robots. Ask your buddy, Corky.

Universal Basic Income for nose-pickers is the future. according to his sources.

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-09-15 07:38 PM | Reply

UBI is for everyone. Someone who wants to sit on their butt with no luxuries could but most would chose to work.

#2 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2018-09-15 07:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Universal Basic Income for nose-pickers is the future. according to his sources.

#1 | POSTED BY Comrade Sheeple

What about those nose pickiers in a basement of a trollfarm in St. Petersburg, Russia that struggle with American Geography????

#3 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-09-15 09:54 PM | Reply

Trump sheep thrive in a ruble economy... of lies and poisoned enemies.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2018-09-15 10:22 PM | Reply

Have more children and saddle them with our debt. LOL.

#5 | Posted by horstngraben at 2018-09-15 10:27 PM | Reply

Ponzi described by wiki:
en.wikipedia.org

#6 | Posted by horstngraben at 2018-09-15 10:29 PM | Reply

Higher fertility rates.

Not always a good thing.

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2018-09-15 10:47 PM | Reply

There is plenty of money. But the 1% hate to share.

#8 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-09-15 10:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"accepting immigrants"

the US is doing there part!

#9 | Posted by Maverick at 2018-09-16 09:36 AM | Reply

Obviously this was written by corporatists, who love imported cheap labor to drive down wages and raiee profits.

#10 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-16 09:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#10

Post written by xenophobe who ignores labor shortages, slowed economic growth world-wide, and low birth rates because.... "brown people on my lawn!".

#11 | Posted by Corky at 2018-09-16 12:44 PM | Reply

#11 | POSTED BY CORKY

The exploitation of cheap labor is a shame on our nation.

Somehow this topic is invisible on your white privilege radar.

#12 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-09-16 01:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Obviously this was written by corporatists, who love imported cheap labor to drive down wages and raiee profits."

I'm curious Nulli.
Would you call Trump a corporatist?
He owned and still owns a lot of corporations, presumably more than any President we've ever had.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-16 02:06 PM | Reply

"The exploitation of cheap labor is a shame on our nation."

Remind us, do you support a minimum wage, and do you support raising it?

And why exactly is exploitation of cheap labor in the rest of the world a shame on the United States of America?

Aren't you one of the ones like Nulli who crows how capitalism has cut the global poverty rate in half in over the past 40 years? That is the result exploitation of cheap labor you're apparently crying over here.

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-16 02:14 PM | Reply

unless they increase their working-age populations by accepting immigrants, possibly from regions with higher fertility rates, like parts of Asia and Africa.

In most of those areas, people are still living like they did in the 12 century, literally and culturally. Yea, lets bring them over here to lower our standard of living, what a great idea!

#15 | Posted by boaz at 2018-09-17 08:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Also found on the DR...................

Middle-class income rose to the highest recorded levels in 2017 and the national poverty rate declined as the benefits of the strong economy lifted the fortunes of more Americans, the U.S. Census reported Wednesday.

#16 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-09-17 11:30 AM | Reply

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