Demographic realities

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Mon Feb 04 2002 - 03:13:07 MST

I thought this article was rather interesting:

Birth dearth can turn Japan into nation of ancients,6903,644033,00.html

If societies don't reorient their perspectives on maintaining
the health (and work capacity) of individuals who are aging
and move away from pension systems that are really wealth
transfer systems (from the young workers to the older retirees)
the downward spiral may get very messy indeed.


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