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Old 12-05-2017, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania USA
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The U.S. population will continue to grow for the next 50 years most likely. Idk if it will be a good thing. Even in 'small' metros we already have crime, traffic, crowds, high housing costs, a lack of privacy, a lack of community, and a lack of professional recognition unless you are already super famous.

Both major political parties will provide us with more population growth either through an open border policy, or a pro-business growth agenda. Neither has all the answers for providing long-term stability.

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Old 12-05-2017, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania USA
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I will also add that the one thing you can never get over with increased population is increased pollution.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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The population of the US will continue to grow atleast until 2050. This Pew report is over ten years old, but still valid.

U.S. Population Projections: 2005-2050 | Pew Research Center

One President is not enough to change this no matter how hard he tries. Perhaps some Presidential policies may slow the growth to some extent, but not enough to slow an obvious trend.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:21 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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The population of the US will continue to grow atleast until 2050. This Pew report is over ten years old, but still valid.

U.S. Population Projections: 2005-2050 | Pew Research Center

One President is not enough to change this no matter how hard he tries. Perhaps some Presidential policies may slow the growth to some extent, but not enough to slow an obvious trend.
That's a good article.
Chain migration, where being a relative of an immigrant is enough to get you into America, is coming to an end. And that will change things. Recently, it was revealed that chain migration resulted in over 9 million immigrants in the past 10 years alone.

The problem with chain migration is that it allows immigrants to choose us instead of America choosing them. So we get a LOT of poorly qualified people.

I think the government will screw it up. I think they will stop chain migration, but not allow enough qualified immigrants in. The birth rate will never go above that 2.0 mark and population will decline. Then it will decline rapidly.

Look to Russia for an example of what happens. Russia is down to 148 million people. From a high of 165 million. There are entire towns with no one in them. And Russia has no immigration problem.
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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The population of the US will continue to grow atleast until 2050. This Pew report is over ten years old, but still valid.

U.S. Population Projections: 2005-2050 | Pew Research Center

One President is not enough to change this no matter how hard he tries. Perhaps some Presidential policies may slow the growth to some extent, but not enough to slow an obvious trend.
Keep in mind, this was written when the US was above natural replacement level. US has been posting below replacement TFR for 9 years in a row now, and it looks like the birth rates are declining further. AND those numbers are assuming constant immigration levels of up to 2 million people per year even with "good" TFR...
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:41 AM
 
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Probably ask Rhode Island and Connecticut. Fewer and fewer people are having tons of kids.
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Old 12-06-2017, 11:40 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I think populations will increase, likely due to immigration from parts of the world where populations are booming.

Of course, automation will prevent most of the population from any sort of means to support themselves and western nations will become characterized by their tightly fortified city-states, home to the ultra wealthy, and militarized resource gathering areas.

These few bulwarks of safety will be surrounded by miles of contryside populated by vicious cannibalistic bands, ever marauding and skirmishing over the precious need for sustenance provided by human flesh.
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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The US should halt all immigration, we have done more than our fair share and we don't need to be the third world's homeless shelter for people bringing in diseases unheard of in this country.

If things are so bad in those countries then maybe they should implement a one child policy like China.
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:42 AM
 
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The US should halt all immigration, we have done more than our fair share and we don't need to be the third world's homeless shelter for people bringing in diseases unheard of in this country.

If things are so bad in those countries then maybe they should implement a one child policy like China.
Are you native American? How did your ancestors get in? Good luck in getting jobs done that only immigrants will do.
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:13 AM
 
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Are you native American? How did your ancestors get in? Good luck in getting jobs done that only immigrants will do.
What you wrote is a nonsequitur.
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