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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
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Published April 8th 2014 by Thomas Dunne Books
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Chaise
Feb 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
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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
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Debbie
Feb 22, 2014 rated it liked it
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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
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Mysteryfan
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was ok
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I'm not a fan of the book. I thought the title was deceptive. Most of the book looked backward at history, rather than looking forward. While it was extensively researched, few of the examples were after 2010. Technological and political developments over the past five years have made some of his theories obsolete. Some of the chapters were contradictory. No matter how much the US "jawbones" other countries, it can't change their monetary policies. He underestimates the impact of job losses and ...more
Mike Stolfi
Sep 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
If you like technocrats whose solutions to the world's problems are more of the same ideas responsible for many of them, than you'll probably like this guy. He's gathered a lot of fascinating information, but honestly telling me how much much money the firm he works for as a partner shuffles around for the elite is less an endorsement for the ideas within & more about who butters his toast & how many copies his firm will be giving away to their clientele.....
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