Peter Zeihan: Charleston’s limited geography shapes Charleston’s economic prospects

The Post and Courier
Thad Moore
November 7, 2016

Peter Zeihan has plenty of thoughts about how demographics and geography shape politics, the economy and global stability.

The geopolitical analyst thinks, for example, that Russia’s recent aggression might owe to its aging population – and the prospect of a diminished military that will be unable to be so bold several years from now. And he thinks that the source of American dominance in the global economy might be as simple as the nation’s wealth of navigable rivers and rich farmland.

And as the world turns toward more chaos and Americans increasingly turn inward, he thinks the U.S. might stand to benefit. It might lead foreign firms to set up more factories stateside, and skilled workers overseas might seek to bring their talents here.

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