The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2011 - Business & Economics - 308 pages
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A visionary social thinker reveals how the addition of one hundred million Americans by midcentury will transform the way we live, work, and prosper.

In stark contrast to the rest of the world's advanced nations, the United States is growing at a record rate, and, according to census projections, will be home to four hundred million Americans by 2050. Drawing on prodigious research, firsthand reportage, and historical analysis, acclaimed forecaster Joel Kotkin reveals how this unprecedented growth will take shape-and why it is the greatest indicator of the nation's long-term economic strength. At a time of great pessimism about America's future, The Next Hundred Million shows why the United States will emerge a stronger and more diverse nation by midcentury.

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User Review  - Stephen Gallup - Goodreads

Predicting the future has always been an iffy business. My impression is that anyone who gets it right is just lucky. At the same time, I'll acknowledge the value in painting a rosy picture of an ... Read full review

Review: The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050

User Review  - Caleb M - Goodreads

Super-informative book. Kotkin used a huge list of sources to back up his seemingly idealistic view of what America can be in 2050 with 100 million more people. His views on city planning and ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Joel Kotkin is Distinguished Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University in Orange County, California, and an adjunct fellow with the London-based Legatum Institute. The author of six books, he writes the weekly "New Geographer" column for and a monthly column for

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