Wed, 31 December 2014
Geography and demographic patterns prove their importance in the discussions featured on today’s Young Wealth Show. Jason Hartman talks to Peter Zeihan, author of The Accidental Superpower, about the many factors which have affected the economic and social growth of America and several other vital world powers. They consider topics from China’s one-child policy, the comparative strength of the dollar and the how the future looks in terms of oil production and 3D printing.
01.37 – Geography is still a vital factor to a country’s progress and development, especially when it comes to transportation.
07.05 – The dollar is the only hard currency in the world that exists in sufficient volume to lubricate the global system. What if the printing press actually was an option?
09.25 – America’s commitment to free trade still has a huge impact on today’s world economy.
14.35 – All of the various financial crashes are happening for the same reasons and we need to learn from them.
17.30 – China is in such a difficult demographical situation that America’s social pressure for near-retirees seems like nothing.
19.30 – Boundaries and ideas are starting to change for retirees, but those staying on in work are still in the minority.
22.15 – The future of American oil production and usage could have totally transformed by this time next year.
24.54 – The impact of 3D printing on supply chains is just staggering, and it’s going to continue to shrink the industry.
30.28 – For more information, head to www.Zeihan.com and the book, The Accidental Superpower is available at any local bookstore and online.
Mentioned in this episode
The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder by Peter Zeihan