Category Archives: Mexico

Rise of the Rest: A Vision Deferred

Changing demographics and the commodities crash have slowed down the development of poorer countries. Perhaps it all started with a turn in China’s demographics. Demand growth for commodities has declined sharply from recent years and has resulted in a crash of global prices. Copper is … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil, BRIC countries, China, Churchill, Commodities, Demography, Economy, Education, Emerging Markets, India, Investment, Kenya, Mexico, Natural Resources, Nigeria, Oil, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Society, Tanzania | 1 Comment

Now a Trade Partnership with Africa?

A few days ago, the United States reached agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with eleven other nations (see list in tables below). Here is how the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) describes the TPP on its web page: … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Demography, Dependency Ratio, Economy, Emerging Markets, Investment, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Peru, Singapore, Sub-Saharan, Tanzania, Trade, United States, US Economy, Vietnam

The Candidates’ Other Demographic Challenge

It is massively larger than 11 million illegals. Hans Rosling, co-founder of Gapminder, calls it “the biggest change of our time”. It is Africa’s population growth from 1 billion people today to 2.5 billion by 2050 and 4 billion by 2100. … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Candidates, Africa, Demography, Dependency Ratio, Economy, Emerging Markets, Europe, Immigration, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Politics, Poverty, Russia, United States, US Economy

Pew Research: The Rise of Asian Americans

Asian Americans are the best-educated, highest-income, fastest growing race group in the country. PEW RESEARCH CENTER’S NEW REPORT paints a comprehensive portrait of Asian Americans, examining their demographic characteristics, social and family values, education, economic circumstances and more. The report … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Demography, Economy, Immigration, Mexico, United States, US Economy

Pew Research: Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero

Jeffrey Passel, D’Vera Cohn and Ana Gonzalez-Barrera write for the Pew Research Center: The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States has come to a standstill. After four decades that brought 12 million … Continue reading

Posted in Demography, Economy, Immigration, Mexico, US Economy