Thirty Tomorrows: The Next Three Decades of Globalization, Demographics, and How We Will Live
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Thirty Tomorrows: The Next Three Decades of Globalization, Demographics, and How We Will Live

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“This book is a forecast.”

Over the next three decades, the aging populations in America, Europe, and Japan will begin to threaten our way of life. The ever-increasing pool of retirees will burden relatively diminished workforces, slowing the pace of growth and straining public and private finances. In stark contrast, the emerging economies---India, Brazil, and China promin...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published April 8th 2014 by Thomas Dunne Books
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Chaise
In the opening pages of the introduction, Ezrati promises that Thirty Tomorrows is a forecast that goes beyond the typical practice of simply looking at current economic conditions, and then extrapolating them out for a given period of years. To his credit, this is true. Unfortunately, Ezrati's style of speculation and forecasting aren't really that much better.

For the bulk of the book's content, Ezrati engages in a practice that's depressingly typical of contemporary orthodox (primarily macr...more
Debbie
Received as a First Read via GoodReads giveaways and St. Martin's Press for an unbiased review.

Ezarti's hypothesis on aging demographics and the place of the world's super powers in the modern global power struggle is just that, a series of interesting considerations, but rife with what can only be upper class ignorance to realities of the working populations and its poor.

To be fair, the ideas are based on proven theories, and there are various examples of Ezrati's beliefs. What does Ezrati b...more
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