I have blogged about population pyramids before, however this article published in the Atlantic magazine is well worth the read. New Zealand is in a similar position to the USA, in that, our population is balancing. That is we are progressing from having more young people than old people, to having similar numbers of all age-groups. Clearly this is a far better situation than having many more old people than young people, however, the alternative – continuously having more young people than old people – is clearly unsustainable in the long term and an eventual recipe for disaster. Unfortunately the media never tell that story and only lament the perceived issues with our aging – or balancing – population.