The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050
By Joel Kotkin
The Penguin Press; 320 pages
Given the current economic challenges and political discord, the conventional wisdom might be that the U.S. is in no position to accommodate an additional 100 million people, as it is expected to have to do by 2050, thanks to birth rates and immigration. But Joel Kotkin argues that population expansion can translate into real growth over the next 40 years and can even give the U.S. a leg up on other nations. By 2050, he predicts, America will be more diverse yet also more suburban. Smaller...