Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Greying of the World Economy

"Why the global economic crisis is really about old age—and how to encourage prosperous countries to have more children," explained by Philipp Longman — Demography and Economic Destiny. "Perhaps there is an economic system that can preserve prosperity even in the face of an aging, stagnating population, but it has not yet been devised."

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't a famous Communist once say:

"We will bury you" ?

8:11 AM  
Blogger The Sanity Inspector said...

Canadian pundit Mark Steyn summed up this dilemma most succinctly, some years ago: "The design flaw of the secular social-democratic state is that it requires a religious-society birth rate to sustain it."

9:36 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Kruschev's quote might have been better tyranslated, "We will survive you."

Mark Steyn's quote is profound.

10:39 PM  

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