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Old 07-09-2013, 08:41 AM   #845 (permalink)
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That's the way I always understood it. Assorted Smithsonian Magazine articles, Nat'l Geo articles, Scientific American articles etc keep saying it over and over, so unless they're all quoting the exact same resource and that resource is just plain wrong, I don't see a reason to doubt the conclusion.

I've been seeing other articles that talk about population declines in other countries too, not just US. Generally it's the middle class and above that are dying out.

A small nucleus of upper-middle class shall inherit all the money, and the fiscally meek shall inherit the rest of the earth.

Lead or follow. Either is fine.