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Bestselling author Michael Covel is the host of Trend Following Radio with 10+ million listens. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trading -- all passionately explored and debated. Guests include Nobel Prize winners: Robert Aumann, Angus Deaton, Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Hart, Harry Markowitz & Vernon Smith. More guests: Jack Canfield, Howard Marks, James Altucher, Dan Ariely, Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, Kathleen Eisenhardt, Marc Faber, Tim Ferriss, Jason Fried, Gerd Gigerenzer, Larry Hite, Sally Hogshead, Ryan Holiday, Jack Horner, Ewan Kirk, Steven Kotler, Michael Mauboussin, Tucker Max, Barry Ritholtz, Jim Rogers, Jack Schwager, Ed Seykota, Philip Tetlock & Walter Williams.

Jan 30, 2014

My guest today is Harry Dent, a Harvard MBA, Fortune 100 consultant, new venture investor, noted speaker and bestselling author. Harry is the founder and senior editor at Dent Research, where he dedicates himself to identifying and studying demographic, technological, and geopolitical trends.

The topic is his book The Demographic Cliff: How to Survive and Prosper During the Great Deflation Ahead.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • Why demographics are so important
  • The definition of the "demographic cliff"
  • Demographic comparisons between the US and Asia
  • Rates of urbanization and GDP in emerging countries
  • The baby boomer generation
  • The Japanese "coma economy"
  • Why the retirement age needs to be raised
  • How real estate in America will never be the same
  • "Die-ers" vs. buyers

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