America’s next hundred million

Feb 11, 2010

By 2050—and the most conservative estimates—America will add another 100 million people to its population. What will that look like in terms of water rights, home prices, public education and health care? The prospects may seem dim now, but Joel Kotkin says the forecast is pretty sunny. Nourished by mass immigration in a predominantly elderly world mired in ethnic conflict, America will emerge mid-century as the most affluent, culturally rich, and successful nation in human history, thanks to its pro-immigration and capitalist policies…really? Patt and Professor Kotkin discuss.

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