. August 22, 2008 SouthAmerica: Last night Lou Dobbs had 3 experts on the subject of population on his television show on CNN discussing the coming population explosion in the United States. They are estimating that in the next 30 years the population in the United States is going to increase by 50 percent from the current 305 million people to about 450 million people. Lou Dobbs was going crazy about the economic impact that such population explosion is going to have in the United States. I published an article in April of 2000 about population and I used the population in the United States as an example on that article. Lou Dobbs is right when he was going bananas about the impact that the population increase is going to have in the quality of life and standard of living of Americans. Basically today Americans are doing everything they can to turn their country into a major Banana Republic. Very few people in the United States have a clue about what population increases are doing to their country. Most Americans donât have the capability of connecting the dots even to be able to save their own lives and I would not expect that they would understand the implications of population explosion which becomes even more complex in the coming decades because of technological innovations. Let me explain a little further because most people donât have a clue regarding what I talking about. In a nutshell: at least 75 percent of the jobs being done today in the United States can be replaced immediately by current technology. In 1995, a book was published, "The End of Work" by Jeremy Rifkin, which described in detail the current and future trends in the job market. I recommend reading that book to anyone who wants to understand the current catastrophic job market. I will quote the following from Jeremy Rifkin's mind-opening book. He wrote in the introduction: "Global unemployment has now reached its highest level since the great depression of the 1930's. More than 800 million human beings are now unemployed or underemployed in the world. ...In the past, when new technologies have replaced workers in a given sector, new sectors have always emerged to absorb the displaced laborers. Today, all three of the traditional sectors of the economyâagriculture, manufacturing, and servicesâare experiencing technological displacement, forcing millions onto the unemployment rolls. The only new sector emerging is the knowledge sector, made up of a small elite of entrepreneurs, scientists, technicians, computer programmers, professional educators and consultants. While this sector is growing, it is not expected to absorb more than a fraction of the hundreds of millions who will be eliminated in the next several decades in the wake of revolutionary advances in the information and communications sciences. ...Now, for the first time, human labor is being systematically eliminated from the production process. ...Substituting software for employees...To begin with, more than 75 percent of the labor force in most industrial nations engage in work that is little more than simple repetitive tasks. Automated machinery, robots, and increasingly sophisticated computers can perform many if not most of these jobs. In the United States alone, that means that in the years ahead more than 90 million jobs in the labor force of 124 million are potentially vulnerable to replacement by machines. With current surveys showing that less than 5 percent of companies around the world have even begun to make the transition to the new machine culture, massive unemployment of the kind never before experienced seems all but inevitable in the coming decadesâ¦.. ***** On its new edition of âThe End of Workâ published in 2000 â Rifkin said: âIn 1995, 800 million people were unemployed or underemployed. Today, more than a billion people fall in one of these two categories. â¦ Based on current and projected trends in the agriculture, manufacturing, and service sectors, in the year 2050, less than five percent of the human population on earth -working with and alongside intelligent technology-will be required to produce all the goods and basic services needed by the human race.â Source: http://www.jobsletter.org.nz/art/rifkin05.htm Note: The latest population estimates shows that the total global population will increase to 9 billion people by 2050. That means that only 450 million people out of 9 billion people will have jobs in 2050. In 2050 the total population of the United States it is estimated to be around 450 million people. ***** Here is the article published in 2000 when I wrote about population. Brazzil Magazine â July 1, 2000 âOverpopulatedâ Brazil started the century with 17 million people and ended it with an estimated total population of 170 million people. When the population of a country grows ten fold during a period of 100 years, that country is asking for social trouble, as is happening in Brazil. Written by Ricardo C. Amaral Source: http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showt...85&highlight=population+explosion#post1023285 I posted the above information on the Elite Trader Forum on March 29, 2006. *** July 2000 â âOverpopulatedâ http://www.brazzil.com/component/content/article/67-july-2000/6963.html This article was originally published as the cover story of âThe Brasiliansâ in April 2000, and it was published on Brazzil magazine in July 2000. By the way, regarding that cover story published by "The Brasilians" newspaper - usually "The Brasilians" have many stories on its front cover as in most newspapers, but in that particular month my story took the entire cover of the newspaper - what the editor of that newspaper did was he printed a map of Brazil that took the entire front page of the newspaper then he filled the entire map with little heads of people - white, black, native Brazilian indians and so forth, but just looking at the cover you already got the idea about what the article was all about. .