Saturday, January 13, 2007

What Do You Do With Young Men?

Glenn Reynolds has a post about the "youth bulge" which corrolates young men population to violence, unrest and crime. And war? Yes war, too.

I have been beating the warning drum about India and China for nearly two years now for this exact reason. What do you do with a population that's disproportionately male and in their youth and violent? They either fight each other or the state unifies them and uses them.

India and China have the greater misfortune to have too few women to socialize the men. This won't just be a problem for these states, it will be a problem for the world. They don't possess all these arms for nothing.

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