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Main Title The next hundred million : America in 2050 /
Author Kotkin, Joel.
Publisher Penguin Press,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 428979025
ISBN 9781594202445; 1594202443
Subjects Social prediction--United States ; Population forecasting--United States ; Cities and towns--United States--Growth--Forecasting ; United States--Forecasting ; Prévisions de population ; Prévisions conomiques ; Conditions sociales ; Société ; Cities and towns--Growth--Forecasting ; Bevolking ; Economische aspecten ; Sociale aspecten ; Verenigde Staten ; Bevèolkerungswachstum ; Sozioèokonomischer Wandel ; USA
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  HN60.K68 2010 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/03/2019
Collation 308 pages ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-295) and index.
Contents Notes
Hundred million Americans -- The cities of aspiration -- The archipelago of villages -- The resurgent heartland -- Post-ethnic America -- The 21st century community -- America in 2050. Visionary social thinker Joel Kotkin looks ahead to America in 2050, revealing how the addition of one hundred million Americans by midcentury will transform how we all 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. This projected rise in population is the strongest indicator of our long-term economic strength, Kotkin believes, and will make us more diverse and more competitive than any nation on earth. Drawing on prodigious research, firsthand reportage, and historical analysis, this book reveals how this unprecedented growth will take physical shape and change the face of America--focusing not on power brokers, policy disputes, or abstract trends, but rather on the evolution of the more intimate units of American society: families, towns, neighborhoods, industries.--From publisher description.