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Old 05-05-2021, 04:35 PM   #21
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The greatest fear of a declining population is its impact on capital markets. They rely on growth, which relies heavily on population growth. A steady or declining population will find it challenging to grow the economy.

Yes - but a healthy economy ultimately depends upon a healthy environment. An ever-increasing human population will certainly lead to more environmental degradation, and at some point this has to negatively impact the economy. The planet can only support so many people on a reasonably sustainable basis (some would argue we have exceeded that number already).
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seems there are two separate issues, which overlap but not completely.

One can argue BOTH that the planet would be better with a declining global population, while also arguing that the US financially is impacted by a declining birth rate here.
Sounds about right.
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The greatest fear of a declining population is its impact on capital markets. They rely on growth, which relies heavily on population growth. A steady or declining population will find it challenging to grow the economy.
This is the key point I took away from the podcast relating to retirement. While the discussion eventually gets into the environmental benefits of a smaller population (which I welcome), the red flags are about how we've been relying on an unsustainable economic model. Eventually this could cast FIRECalc estimates in a new light, for example, if someday we need to plan to cover expenses that the current model helps us manage.
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