Shakespeare wrote some pithy lines in the 17th century about names. You’ll find those lines in Romeo and Juliet. In essence he contended that calling a rose something else would not make it smell any less sweet.Continue reading
Updated population forecasts for China
Some readers may remember this post from last year where I included a UN forecast of China’s future population numbers.
It seems the UN has updated its forecast. Furthermore, a number of other institutions have forecasts that are even more pessimistic.
The implications of this, if borne out in practice, are significant. We will know in a few years if the peak has passed and the downward trend has commenced.