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Rethink Population

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I’m fascinated by demography. Although as a millennial, it’s always fairly depressing to think about. Things never seem to be going our way. I suppose at least baby boomers will feel cheery listening to Amol Rajan’s brilliant series, Rethink Population.

As one of Rajan’s guests, David Willetts, explains, “If you’re a large demographic in a modern consumer society, the market is shaped around your preferences” — the reason the Rolling Stones continue to tour into their senescence. Plus, in a democracy numbers mean political power: “The welfare state tends to be focused on your interests and needs.”

Amol Rajan, who presents Rethink Population

Amol Rajan, who presents Rethink Population


Before readers my age break into bouts of resentful millennial huffing it’s worth pointing out

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