Happy Chinese New Year - The Year of Goat.

Notable Quotable
"Acquaintance: a person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to." :)
-Ambrose Bierce

demography

study of both quantitative and qualitative aspects of human population. Quantitative aspects include compositiondensitydistribution, growth, movement, size, andstructure of the population. Qualitative aspects are the sociological factors such aseducation qualitycrimedevelopment, diet and nutrition, race, social classwealth, well being.
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The demography patterns in the past few decades show interesting patterns in immigration in the United States.
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demand

The amount of a particular economic good or service that a consumer or group ofconsumers will want to purchase at a given price. The demand curveis usually downward sloping, since consumers will want to buy more as pricedecreases. Demand for a good or service is determined by many differentfactors other than price, such as the price of substitute goods andcomplementary goods. In extreme...
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A lowered Chinese GDP then leads to lowered expectations for growth, and leads to a decreased demand for natural resources, such as crude oil, iron or silver.
What kind of Talk is this?
The False Uncertainty: Pretending you’re not sure when, in fact, you are. Typical usage: “You know, when I think about it I’m not so sure shutting down that facility isn’t the best option after all.” Oh yes, they’re sure; they’re just trying to create buy-in or a sense of inclusion by pretending you still have an open mind… or you’re planting seeds for something you know you will eventually do.
Never say you aren’t sure unless you are truly willing to consider other viewpoints.