U.S. Demographic crash in one chart

This sums up about where we are. Not to fear. Once we have half of central America and Mexico here the divergence will end. Of course the Depends folks won’t be around to support them.

While the Japanification of markets has been a much-discussed topic in recent years, the two nations share another disturbing trend. In 2012, the land of the rising sun saw sales of adult diapers exceed those of baby diapers... and as the following chart from The Wall Street Journal shows, that trend is rapidly occurring in the land of the free..

This Is What an Aging Population Looks Like

The number was up slightly from 2012, but the country’s fertility rate dropped to a record low of 62.9 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age. Meanwhile, over 3 million Americans are now turning 65 each year, according to the Pew Research ”H/T:Zerohedge


6 Responses to “U.S. Demographic crash in one chart”

  1. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    Social Security reform ain’t gonna happen, is it? The good news is if the those yungens can hang on for another 20 years or so, most boomers will have given up their jobs so they might get a chance to work for a few years before they are to old t keep going.

    Liked by 3 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      Good point. But how many of these will collect social security disability and in two years be eligible for Medicare? Why work for a couple of years.


  2. Petermc3 Says:

    The coyotes are doing their part to replenish the yute… er youth population. Viva la pampers!

    Liked by 2 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      Yep, unskilled workers who have a dozen kids should do the trick.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Always On Watch Says:

    When I’m out during the day during the week (off-rush-hour times), the aging population is striking. The Baby Boomers are no longer driving the American economy. So, what will the new driver be?

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Just spending time in Florida, one wonders.

      Liked by 1 person

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