Start the week Screen Tappers

What has been preventing me from
working this morning whilst dunking my plain chocolate oaties into a
frothy cup full of Columbia’s  finest export.

As usual, links do NOT equal endorsements or even views. 

Many

of my post links are from the USA. I find they are excellent at informing
me on so many subjects and are regularly ahead of the curve when it
comes to the particular topic of discussion.They frequently address a
subject that is highly relevant to the UK but has yet to be broached in
any meaningful form on this side of the Atlantic. The depth of the
articles
are also highly commendable.

Demographic Trends and Growth in Japan and the United States Liberty Street Economics
‘ Since 2000 the working-age population in Japan is down 9 percent since 2000 while it is up 12 percent in the United States. ‘

Gut bacteria protein linked to anorexia and bulimia Science News

Read Carl Sagan’s newly revealed letters about the war on drugs Vox
There Are Only Four Types of City in the World, Says Math Motherboard

An issue not just confined to Japan, this is a developed market phenomenon, even emerging markets such as Brazil have slipped below the magic 2.1 birthrate.

How feminism could save Japan from demographic doom Vox