Tuesday, May 27, 2008

War Nerd

People usually underestimate how much demographics change the world. The equation is usually pretty simple: Shakers had no children, so today there are almost none of them, Mormons had lots of children so today they are huge. Since most people follow the religious and political views of their parents this is fairly inevitable. You can predict what the world will look like in 50 years most accurately by looking at where in society the babies are coming from. A scary proposition in a world where 25 of the 26 states with the highest White birth rate voted for Bush in 2004(Actually I loaded that sentence with the word White, once you include Blacks and Hispanics it is pretty clear the Democrats will do just fine, but White America is set to get even more ultra religious and conservative).

Anyways, there was an interesting article on this subject from the war nerd I thought I would pass on.

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