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Spengler: In The FutureTurkey Might Eventually be Majority Kurdish

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 16, 2016

When I saw that Spengler, aka David P. Goldman, had written about Turkey this morning, I knew I was in for important but rarely discussed aspects of that country’s situation. In his piece for Asia Times, Goldman calls Turkey “the sick man of Europe, once again.”

Two of the drivers of the modern world are demography and finance, and Goldman is expert in both. He notes that Turkey built up a debt bubble, financing consumption with debt, and is now reaping the consequences.

According to the Turkish central bank, consumer debt is now almost equal to total personal income in Turkey, vs. a bit over 20% in the United States. The average interest rate on consumer debt, the central bank reports, is just under 17%.

Turks are getting squeezed.

They are also failing to reproduce, like so many nations in the modern world. But for Turkey, this situation is even worse than for Italy, Japan, and many others:

The Kurds of Southeast Turkey want to link with the Kurds in Syria and in Iraq and finally have their own country. The fact that in the future Turkey might eventually be majority Kurdish has got to frighten Erdoğan (and many other Turks). Basic social institutions are collapsing:

Even more alarming are Turkey’s marriage statistics as reported by Turkstat. Between 2001 and 2015, the number of marriages in Istanbul, the country’s largest city, fell by more than 30%, and by more than 40% in the capital Ankara. Most of the northern and northwestern provinces report a decline of more than half in the number of marriages. Not only are Turkish women refusing to have children; they are refusing to get married. The plunge in the marriage rate among ethnic Turks makes a further sharp decline in fertility inevitable.

So whatever Erdoğan has won, and whatever he will do to crush his opposition, he faces some tough times ahead. Cartoonist Ronny Gordon is, shall we say, pessimistic about his prospects:

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Source

My Note:  Very curious! In 1923, there were 10 million Greeks and 10 million Turks. Today there are 10 million Greeks and 70 million Turks. What do you think is The God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob thinking about this? We will know soon!

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Ethiopian Americans

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 8, 2009

According to the official Census from the year 2000, there were less than 300,000 Americans of Ethiopian origin living in The United States of America

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General Characteristics

Selected Population Group

Total Population

Total population

86918

281,421,91

Male

43645

137916186

Female

43273

143505720

Median age (years)

30

35

Under 5 years

7371

19046754

18 years and over

63628

209279149

65 years and over

1693

34978972

Household population

85340

273637396

Group quarters population

1578

7784510

Average household size

3

3

Average family size

3

3

Occupied housing units

31082

105480101

Owner-occupied housing units

7817

69816513

Renter-occupied housing units

23265

35663588

Social Characteristics

Selected Population Group

Total Population

Population 25 years and over

53947

182211639

High school graduate or higher

44142

146496014

Bachelor’s degree or higher

14938

44462605

Civilian veterans (civilian population 18 years and over)

1117

26403703

Disability status (population 5 years and over)

15803

49746248

Foreign born

66912

31107889

Male

Now married

except separated (population 15 years and over)

16492

60720716

Female

Now married

except separated (population 15 years and over)

15752

59510557

Speak a language other than English at home (population 5 years and over)

68308

46951595

Economic Characteristics

Selected Population Group

Total Population

In labor force (population 16 years and over)

47502

138820935

Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over)

27

26

Median household income in 1999 (dollars)

32426

41994

Median family income in 1999 (dollars)

37404

50046

Per capita income in 1999 (dollars)

15572

21587

Families below poverty level

3015

6620945

Individuals below poverty level

15132

33899812

Housing Characteristics

Selected Population Group

Total Population

Single-family owner-occupied homes

6357

55212108

Median value (dollars)

144900

119600

Median of selected monthly owner costs

0

0

With a mortgage (dollars)

Not mortgaged (dollars)

1248

339

1088

295

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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