An Optimist Envisions America at Midcentury


Peter Coclanis


Charlotte Observer

According to Kotkin, an optimist if ever there was one, our “robust demographics” set us apart from other developed countries. More to the point, it is our growing numbers – along with our vast resources, great diversity and high levels of innovation and entrepreneurship – that will enable the U.S. to remain the world’s leading power throughout the 21st century.