Monday, February 13, 2012

Americans on the planet

Excerpt from the book Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas Friedman

Yes, as economic development spreads it is possible that overall global population growth will slow and the world total will not reach the nine billion plateau by 2050; as more women get better educated and join the work force, they generally have fewer children. But the metric to watch is not the total number of people on the planet - it's the total number of Americans on the planet. That is the key number and it has been steadily rising. 

Are you aspiring to live an American lifestyle?  Ask yourself. 


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