Which American State will be first to go upside down on the diaper market?

October 17, 2016

(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)

Japan now sells more adult diapers than baby diapers.  Remember when someone from Japan bought Rockefeller Center (at an inflated price) and they were going to take over the world? Heh- here is how things really stand:

Japanese GDP and fertility rates are even further under water than those of our poor cousins across the Atlantic. Across the globe the Baby Boom generation has begun the process of entering into retirement, for which no one seems prepared, although some better than others. Watching your fertility rates collapse at the same time your society ages spells trouble.

The United States has a higher fertility rate and is an attractive destination for immigrants. What American states that might follow Japan into an adult diaper age demographic death spiral? Well if you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere:

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