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Random Walk muses about another depressing secular trend, but it’s probably deflationary at least, so there’s that! Plus, there is definitely no shortage of bored apes, in case you were worried.
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Things we think
We’re not growing and it’s not good.
Growth rates have been slowing for a while
US population growth has been declining for a while, but during the pandemic, we hit a historic low:
The AP chart doesn’t really tell the whole story though. It starts counting in 2000 when the growth rate was ~1%. If you zoom out further, however, the drop is even more striking:
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