by Peter Zeihan on June 22, 2022
The demographic pyramids below are from my new book, The End of the World is Just the Beginning: Mapping the Collapse of Civilization. I discuss global demographic trends, the impacts of societal aging and the future of, well, everything.
What we have here are two population pyramids, telling two very different stories of ostensibly the same country. The data is arranged numerically by sex, with simple mortality causing the numbers to shape up like a pyramid. At least, the chart looks like a pyramid in societies with a high enough fertility rate to offset deaths due to old age.
Take a look (and a read). Italy is most assuredly not alone in its rapid demographic decay.