The Population Boon

Common knowledge about the relationship between demographic pressures and economics is commonly wrong. Under current, and especially future, social and technological circumstances, the more people the better.

Appeared in: Volume 7, Number 5 | Published on: April 10, 2012

Philip E. Auerswald is associate professor of public policy at George Mason University and senior fellow at the Kauffman Foundation. This essay is derived from the new book The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs are Transforming the Global Economy (Oxford University Press).

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