Demographic Doom Podcast
64. Personality and the Post-Nuclear Family (40 min)

64. Personality and the Post-Nuclear Family (40 min)

July 28, 2021

In this unscripted episode, Glenn Campbell discusses the role of personality in the formation and maintenance of his hypothetical post-nuclear family system. Discussion includes MBTI, the Five Factor Model, the Dark Triade traits and recognized personality disorders. Expanded description and YouTube version coming soon. 

63. Post-Nuclear Family: Insulating Children from Parental Disputes (8 min)

63. Post-Nuclear Family: Insulating Children from Parental Disputes (8 min)

July 16, 2021

As an addendum to the previous episode, Glenn Campbell provides a 6th reason that parents should not live with their children in the post-nuclear family: It insulates the children from the parents' disputes. The children's household is governed by rules established and enforced by the adults. With multiple parents, there are bound to be disputes on matters of policy and on specific conflicts. These should be debated and resolved outside the hearing of the children, which is less likely if multiple parents are living in the house. Children should also be insulated from the ups and downs of their parents' personal relationships. Under the traditional nuclear family, divorce or open conflict between the parents can be devastating to the children. In the post-nuclear family, a divorce among the parents would have little impact on the kids. They'll still see both parents, but maybe not on at the same time. — Twitter: @DemographicDoom — See the YouTube version of this episode for notes, comments, corrections & links to resources: j.mp/dd_disputes [ep 63, 16 July 2021]

62. Post-Nuclear Family: Why Parents Should Not Live With Their Children (18 min)

62. Post-Nuclear Family: Why Parents Should Not Live With Their Children (18 min)

July 15, 2021

In an unscripted episode, Glenn Campbell answers a question about his theoretical post-nuclear family system: Why he believes the parents should not live in the same household as the children. He cites 5 reasons: ① to preserve the child-friendly culture and physical features of the main household, ② to encourage division of labor among the adults, ③ to insulate the children from the parents' wealth, ④ to encourage the independence of the children's household, ⑤ to facilitate a work-self-family balance among the adults. Although adults would not normally occupy the same dwelling as the kids, Glenn cites two exceptions: the elderly or sick who require care, and where necessary for physical protection. If the elderly and sick live in adjacent quarters, the children can assist in their care. There might be more physical distance between parents and children in safe societies, and less in unsafe ones. Finally, Glenn returns to ①, discussing the intentional isolation of the children's household. — Twitter: @DemographicDoom — See the YouTube version of this episode for notes, comments, corrections & links to resources: j.mp/dd_noadults [ep 62, 15 July 2021]

61. Babies in the Post-Nuclear Family (42 min)

61. Babies in the Post-Nuclear Family (42 min)

July 9, 2021

In this unscripted episode, Glenn Campbell discusses various topics relating to babies in his hypothetical Post-Nuclear Family. Inspired by a screaming baby on a red-eye flight. First, he says a baby would rarely fly in a plane under his system, because babies and young children are firmly attached to house in which they are raised. Only older children are likely to travel. Another issue he raises is why one baby on a plane is crying while others seem to sleep. It may be an issue of personality, which every family has to accommodate. Glenn talks about birth spacing and why two years between children is optimal. Finally, he touches on the topic of where the babies come from. Initially, they come from the founding mothers, coordinating their births. When their fertility expires, that when the real challenges begin. — This episode is accompanied by in-person video on the YouTube version. — Twitter: @DemographicDoom — See the YouTube version of this episode for notes, comments, corrections & links to other resources: j.mp/dd_baby [ep 61, 9 July 2021]

60. Things I Can’t Predict — What Demographics and Macroeconomics Can’t Tell Us (15 min)

60. Things I Can’t Predict — What Demographics and Macroeconomics Can’t Tell Us (15 min)

June 15, 2021

Glenn Campbell on what is predictable and what isn't, based on demographics and macroeconomics. They place a hard ceiling on future economic, but they don't tell us what will happen below that ceiling. The wildcards are human politics and human behavior, which escape easy predictions. Glenn illustrates these limitations with three results of the pandemic that he never would have predicted: (1) a rise in stocks and asset markets despite a failing economy. (2) Race riots in the midst of a pandemic. (3) The current labor shortage despite high unemployment. — Twitter: @DemographicDoom — See the YouTube version of this episode for notes, comments, corrections & links to other resources: j.mp/dd_dontknow [ep 60, 15 June 2021]

59. Making Sense of UFOs (36 min)

59. Making Sense of UFOs (36 min)

June 10, 2021

Glenn Campbell reveals the connection between UFOs and human demographics: There isn't any! [Expanded description coming soon.] — Twitter: @DemographicDoom — See the YouTube version of this episode for notes, comments, corrections & links to other resources: j.mp/dd_ufos [ep 59, 10 June 2021]

58. Biosphere 2 and the Post-Nuclear Family (35 min)

58. Biosphere 2 and the Post-Nuclear Family (35 min)

May 24, 2021

Glenn Campbell reviews the 2020 documentary "Spaceship Earth" about the 1990s ecological experiment Biosphere 2. In September 1991, eight "astronauts" were locked in sealed greenhouse in the Arizona desert, where they were expected to produce their own food, water and air. It was a utopian system destined to fail, but Glenn sees lessons in it for his own speculative system, the post-nuclear family. — Twitter: @DemographicDoom — See the YouTube version of this episode for notes, comments, corrections & links to other resources: j.mp/dd_biosphere [ep 58, 24 May 2021]

57. Introduction to Demographic Doom and the Post-Nuclear Family (64 min)

57. Introduction to Demographic Doom and the Post-Nuclear Family (64 min)

May 3, 2021

Glenn Campbell summarizes the humanity's greatest demographic threat—a shortage of babies in the developed world—and his proposed long-term solution: a system he calls the "post-nuclear family". Speaking without a script (and on video), Glenn first describes the global baby bust and the financial crisis it is creating. Although the population is getting older and less productive, governments are spending money far more money than they are collecting in tax. This condition has to end in tragedy. At 40:00, Glenn begins to describe his theoretical family system and how it would work. He proposes bringing back big families: between 9 and 18 kids in one household. The only way this can realistically be pulled off is by a number of adults joining forces. — Twitter: @DemographicDoom — See the YouTube version of this episode for notes, comments, corrections & links to other resources: j.mp/dd_doom [ep 57, 3 May 2021]

56. The Zero-Inflation Theory: New Insight on a Collapsing Economy (39 min)

56. The Zero-Inflation Theory: New Insight on a Collapsing Economy (39 min)

March 31, 2021

For two decades now, the US government his spent far more money than it collects in taxes, and the pandemic has only accelerated the process. Before Covid-19, the government borrowed one of every four dollars it spent. In 2020 and 2021, the deficit is one of every two dollars. The shortfall has been made up by government borrowing and ultimately the printing of new money. A mystery among investors and economists is why all this money creation hasn't resulted in staggering consumer inflation. Glenn Campbell thinks he has the answer: The extra money has been drawn into asset markets, where it will ultimately be destroyed. Starting with the recent $1.9 trillion Covid Relief Bill, Glenn describes the mechanisms behind his "Zero-Inflation Theory", where markets collapse but the U.S. dollar holds its value. Glenn also discusses the role of index funds and passive investing in accelerating a coming stock market collapse. — Twitter: @DemographicDoom — See the video version of this episode for notes, comments, corrections & links to other resources: j.mp/dd_zeroinflation [ep 56, 31 Mar 2021]

55. Jim Rogers on Government Debt and Economic Collapse (19 min)

55. Jim Rogers on Government Debt and Economic Collapse (19 min)

February 19, 2021

The world is heading for a massive monetary collapse due to runaway money printing. Glenn Campbell has said it before on this podcast, and he'll probably say it again. This time, however, he has a witness—or at least someone with public stature who is saying the same things. Glenn begins this episode by playing a 4-minute edited clip from Jim Rogers, a 78-year-old investor who has warned about a coming calamity for several years. Rogers says government money printing is out of control and can only end in disaster. After the clip, Glenn presents his own case that government debt is the economy's biggest threat—even a threat to civilization as we know it. Governments can finance their massive debts only through the creation of new money, which will eventually result in a debasement of the currency and unpredictable shocks to the rest of the economy. That fact that stock markets are close to all-time highs at the time of this episode shouldn't be taken as reassuring. The whole system is deeply dysfunctional and can only end in an unthinkable outcome. — Twitter: @DemographicDoom — See the video version of this episode for notes, comments, corrections & links to other resources: j.mp/dd_rogers [ep 55, 19 Feb 2021]

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