China demographics thread.


SleepyStudent

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Are you kidding me with those examples? The fact you brought those up just shows your ignorance and a hint to your real colors. What I mentioned are only the beginning and people are getting worried. I would give the US about ten years, before things start to really get bad. Until then, let’s wait and see if your supposed paradise will hold up.
California has been maj-min since the 1990s and in the last 30 years, California has managed to achieve growth faster than the US average and continually push the technological frontier to new heights. Your wishcasting that "oml look at American demographics, they'll become LatAm and then collapse" is racist and complete bullshit.
 

SleepyStudent

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LA functions very well? I live here and am in the process of moving because it is ANARCHY. Don't know what delusional bubble you live in but without trying to show off let me just tell you, the very wealthiest neighborhoods here are not safe and I've seen multiple houses burglarized on one of the wealthiest streets on the planet. When the police came and details were given they never followed up. So yea, much ado about nothing right?

Impoverished villages in rural China are safer than this shithole, and I'm not exaggerating. Any benefits these major cities have gotten that makes them so wealthy are grandfathered in from the accumulation of wealth and infrastructure that was built decades ago. It's all decline from here on out.

I have lived in some of those other cities you listed and many family and friends have too, and let me tell you it's not nearly as rosy as you're making it out to be.
Los Angeles County's GDPPC goes into 70K, it's higher still in Orange County and other parts of the Los Angeles MSA. Are there problems in cities? Yes. Are they large enough to be destabilizing? No. The problems are small enough that you can have massive prosperity and technological development. The Tenderloin isn't preventing all the semiconductor companies from innovating in the SF-SJ CSA
 

sinophilia

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Los Angeles County's GDPPC goes into 90K, it's higher still in Orange County. Are there problems in cities? Yes. Are they large enough to be destabilizing? No.

It's GDP per capita is $72k and it's cost of living is ridiculously high. And that doesn't even factor in that these GDP per capita metrics are mean not median, which is the whole point. Lots of rich White and Asian folks and very poor Latin American and African folks.
 

SleepyStudent

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It's GDP per capita is $72k and it's cost of living is ridiculously high. And that doesn't even factor in that these GDP per capita metrics are mean not median, which is the whole point. Lots of rich White and Asian folks and very poor Latin American and African folks.
Yeah, I made a typo. But even in the *poorest* part of the Los Angeles metro (Orange County says hi), GDPPC is $72K. Even the GDPPC in Pudong doesn't get up to $72K. Los Angeles has a large population so even with a large Gini coefficient, that it can reach $72K implies massive technological development and innovation and economic power. Poorer minorities suggest significant growth opportunities and the main contention of the thread: "the US being ethnically diverse is destabilizing for US power" is bullshit. California is minority-majority and has Silicon Valley, large corporate headquarters, insanely productive research universities (UCB, USC, UCLA, CalTech, Stanford) and a GDPPC nearing $80K. California was one of the first states to become minority-majority and is one of the most prosperous and technologically advanced states in the United States. Your racist notion that somehow ethnic diversity is the death knell of American power is flat up wrong.
 

sinophilia

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Yeah, I made a typo. But even in the *poorest* part of the Los Angeles metro (Orange County says hi), GDPPC is $72K. Even the GDPPC in Pudong doesn't get up to $72K. Los Angeles has a large population so even with a large Gini coefficient, that it can reach $72K implies massive technological development and innovation and economic power. Poorer minorities suggest significant growth opportunities and the main contention of the thread: "the US being ethnically diverse is destabilizing for US power" is bullshit. California is minority-majority and has Silicon Valley, large corporate headquarters, insanely productive research universities (UCB, UCLA, CalTech, Stanford) and a GDPPC nearing $80K.

How are you defining "part of the Los Angeles metro"? Last I checked their were only 2 counties that covered it, LA & Orange county. What are you trying to glean from the county level? I made the point that within those counties when you break it down by neighborhood, the real differences, which are humongous, become clear.
 

SleepyStudent

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How are you defining "part of the Los Angeles metro"? Last I checked their were only 2 counties that covered it, LA & Orange county. What are you trying to glean from the county level? I made the point that within those counties when you break it down by neighborhood, the real differences, which are humongous, become clear.
Yeah, the LA MSA is LA County and Orange County with Orange County having a higher GDPPC. If you use the Los Angeles Combined Statistical Area (adding in San Bernandino, Ventura, Kern and Imperial), you'll get multiple counties with higher GDPPCs than Los Angeles County. The contention: "the US can't complete b/c of social destabilization if it is ethnically diverse" is complete bullshit given that California exists. Yes, California is unequal but that just points to easy growth opportunities and even the poorest in California (by income) are wealthier than most people in China.
 

LawLeadsToPeace

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California has been maj-min since the 1990s and in the last 30 years, California has managed to achieve growth faster than the US average and continually push the technological frontier to new heights. Your wishcasting that "oml look at American demographics, they'll become LatAm and then collapse" is racist and complete bullshit.
Now you are stuffing words in my mouth. I have never mentioned a single thing about Latin Americans until you brought it up. Thanks for showing your real colors. Also here is a definition of a racist:

prejudiced against or antagonistic toward a person or people on the basis of their membership in a particular racial or ethnic group, typically one that is a minority or marginalized.

Based on what I have said, I have never done any of that. All I’m saying is that the multicultural experiment will lead to significant trouble. There is no unifying and accepting super culture, like that of France (I’m being generous here), China, Russia, and other nations, in most of the other Western nations, especially in the US. Now, let’s give the US ten more years and see if your supposed paradise will enter significant trouble.
 

SleepyStudent

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Now you are stuffing words in my mouth. I have never mentioned a single thing about Latin Americans until you brought it up. Thanks for showing your real colors. Also here is a definition of a racist:

prejudiced against or antagonistic toward a person or people on the basis of their membership in a particular racial or ethnic group, typically one that is a minority or marginalized.

Based on what I have said, I have never done any of that. All I’m saying is that the multicultural experiment will lead to significant trouble. There is no unifying and accepting super culture, like that of France (I’m being generous here), China, Russia, and other nations, in most of the other Western nations, especially in the US. Now, let’s give the US ten more years and see if your supposed paradise will enter significant trouble.
It's fairly easy to see what you are implying since the only ethnic group in the United States that's growing are Hispanics. Nevertheless, you claim the United States will have crimped power prospects due to demographics. That's racist bullshit given that California is min-maj, on the technological frontier, has an insanely high GDPPC (with high inequality) and socially stable with CalDems having the same status as the LDP
 

sinophilia

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It's fairly easy to see what you are implying since the only ethnic group in the United States that's growing are Hispanics. Nevertheless, you claim the United States will have crimped power prospects due to demographics. That's racist bullshit given that California is min-maj, on the technological frontier, has an insanely high GDPPC (with high inequality) and socially stable with CalDems having the same status as the LDP

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LawLeadsToPeace

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It's fairly easy to see what you are implying since the only ethnic group in the United States that's growing are Hispanics. Nevertheless, you claim the United States will have crimped power prospects due to demographics. That's racist bullshit given that California is min-maj, on the technological frontier, has an insanely high GDPPC (with high inequality) and socially stable with CalDems having the same status as the LDP
LMAO, what kind of an imagination do you have? Your claim of me being a supposed racist is based on an assumption that has no merit to begin with. Now that is truly shoving words down my throat, and you not only showed your colors but also revealed that you are full of crap. There is literally no need to debate with you anymore. Also, bringing up acronyms doesnt make you look like an adult, my child. Like I said: lets wait ten years and see what is going to happen. When an economy enters into significant trouble, an already divided society like that of the US will fall quickly. Until then, there is no need to debate with you.
 
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