Empty Planet makes the case that the world’s population will peak sometime
between 2040 and 2060, level out and then begin a long-lasting decline.
makes a compelling case that population growth will be significantly less than
has been predicted. It suggests that the world’s population may never grow from
its current 7 billion to anywhere near the 11 billion which the United Nations
forecasts will be reached by 2100.
In my last post, I mentioned that I often share book recommendations with customers and other people I meet – and as part of my series of suggestions, here’s another to consider adding to your reading list.
It’s The Black Swan, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. This one is harder going than my previous suggestions, but if you’ll take your time with it, gleaning bits and pieces of wisdom, you’ll find lots.
I frequently share book recommendations as part of my conversations with customers, and sometimes I hear back from them on how certain books have made an impact on them.
The “recommended reads” posts will be part of a series in which share some of my favourites with a few comments on why I think they’re valuable and how they’ve shaped my view of the markets and agribusiness.