The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050

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Penguin Books, 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  - Daniel.Estes - LibraryThing

The majority criticism aimed at this book appears to come from flawed premises. "America cannot sustain its people now never mind another 100 million," some have said. Also, there is a severe ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Think you have trouble finding a parking space today? Wait until 2050, when the American population will have grown by another 100 million.According to Forbes columnist Kotkin (The City: A Global ... Read full review

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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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