Episode S5 | E5

What is Our Demographic Destiny?

Air Date: Aug 09, 2020

About this episode

The French philosopher Auguste Comte is often quoted as having said, “Demography is destiny.” Even if that is an overstatement, certainly demography is important—to the development of communities, economies, nations, and ultimately the entire human race. Today, demographic trends seem to be moving in what would have even very recently been considered a surprising direction—aging and declining populations. What will that mean in the later years of the 21st century?

About the guests

Dr. Darrell Bricker

CEO, Ipsos Public Affairs

Dr. Darrell Bricker holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Carleton University, where he was a Social Science and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellow, and a BA and MA from Wilfrid Laurier University. He has also been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree by Wilfrid Laurier University, which named him one of their top 100 graduates in...

Dr. Zachary Karabell

President, River Twice Research

Zachary Karabell is an author and columnist, the founder of the Progress Network at New America, and president of River Twice Research and River Twice Capital. Previously, he was Head of Global Strategies at Envestnet, a publicly traded financial services firm. Prior to that, he was President of Fred Alger & Company. In addition, he ran the River...