Two of these things belong together
From an op-ed column in the New York Times, describing three countries
But there is one thing all three have in common: gigantic youth bulges under the age of 30, increasingly connected by technology but very unevenly educated.
If I tell you two of these countries are Egypt and India, can you guess the third? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
It might take a while: in the real world, the third country Friedman includes is better known for instituting draconian (but successful) population-growth controls thirty years ago.
Thomas Lumley (@tslumley) is Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Auckland. His research interests include semiparametric models, survey sampling, statistical computing, foundations of statistics, and whatever methodological problems his medical collaborators come up with. See all posts by Thomas Lumley »