The US population is shrinking — that’s a problem

Plus, China throws out two-child policy to fight depopulation

Jun 07, 2021 | Editorial | The economy
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A “demographic winter” is coming

In the last decade, the US had the second slowest rate of population growth since the government started keeping track in 1790. Meanwhile, China released its census showing a similar birthrate decline. To try and avoid a demographic crisis (and a shrinking economy), the Communist Party recently changed...

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