Unbalancing Yin and Yang……

Sometimes my demographic worries embarrass me. Most of the people who worry about demographics are not people that I want to be associated with. But in spite of the bad company, I can’t but help worry that demographic changes are going to make life very interesting in the near future.

For a good example of why I am worried, read this Washington Times article (ht Free Exchange). Most of the article is just a human interest story devoted to why people in Indian don’t want to have girls. But they do offer up some statistics like this…

Early this year, the British medical journal Lancet estimated the male-female gap at 43 million. Worldwide, Lancet said, there are 100 million “missing girls” who should have been born but were not. Fifty million of them would have been Chinese and 43 million would have been Indian. The rest would have been born in Afghanistan, South Korea, Pakistan and Nepal.

China gave an even bleaker assessment last month, with the government saying that its men will outnumber women in the year 2020 by 300 million.

If the Chinese government is correct, in 13 more years there will be 300 million unmarried men in China. The population of the Untied States is only 300 million. 13 years is not a long time…..

Why should we be worried? Well, is a man or a woman more likely to rob you or commit some other type of violent act? Is a married or unmarried man more likely to engage in risky behavior? Who is more likely to support a militarily aggressive policy by its government?

I think that the answer is obvious to everyone. Statistics and personal experience tell all of us that single men don’t care as much about future as other demographic groups. People who don’t care about the future are a danger to those who do.

I find it ironic that the culture that supposedly puts great value on balancing the Yin and the Yang is going to unbalance it on massive scale.

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