May 30 • 21M

Elon Musk, Fertility, and Decreasing Populations

Maybe future taxpayers won't show up

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Meep (Mary Pat Campbell) talks about mortality trends and/or public finance issues, usually with a connection to current events.
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Elon Musk tweets:

The Total Fertility Rate graph:


Musk’s followup:

Musk has had 8 children, one of who died in infancy. Six of the children with his first wife. He had no children with his second wife (also divorced). And two children with ex-girlfriend.

Census population change estimates

This won’t embed on substack, alas. I will simply show you a few screenshots and you have to go over there for the interactivity.

Here is the Census link:

How is Population Shifting in Cities or Towns in Your State?

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