What has seen healthy growth in US from 1950 - 2012?
Source: St Louis Fed
The one thing that has been growing spectacularly over the last 60+ years, even during recessions – the US population.
You can see in the graph that the population has been growing linearly from 1950 – 2012. There are no dips in the population growth even during or after recessions.
Per St Louis Fed, the current US population is over 314 million.
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