Re: Bad Trend in War

From: Robin Hanson (
Date: Sat Jun 24 2000 - 10:42:15 MDT

Damien B. wrote:
>< “Whenever young people represent a
> relatively small portion of the population …
> times are relatively tranquil,” they wrote in
> their study. “But when a large portion of a
> country’s population is young there is likely
> to be turmoil and political violence.” >
>Bring on the longevity treatments! Skew the demographics!

This doesn't always work the way you would hope.
For example, the rich save a larger fraction of their income
than the poor, but as nations and the world gets richer, they
don't save much more than they did.

Robin Hanson
Asst. Prof. Economics, George Mason University
MSN 1D3, Carow Hall, Fairfax VA 22030
703-993-2326 FAX: 703-993-2323

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