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Submitted by Pieter Leenknegt on

Dear Wolfgang, I usually like the freshness and eruditeness of your analysis, but this piece is pure Prozac, I am afraid! Somebody already mentioned the threat of fundamentalism (I would spontaneously link it to local economic forms of marginalization and transboundary terrorism hampering development as we want to see it happen), but also not a word spared for the manifold environmental and climate threats that await us at the doorstep? I also find your analysis on the global demographic dividend far too optimistic: in the absence of totally unbridled (labor force) migration (which I don't expect to see happen any time soon), the reality is rather more fragmented, full of pockets of ageing on the one side and of demographic explosion on the other.