Re: NEWS: Ageing recession warning

From: Miriam English (
Date: Thu Aug 30 2001 - 10:02:27 MDT

At 12:09 PM 30/08/2001 +0100, Charlie Stross wrote:
>...Japanese prime minister blames country's woes on demographic shift that
>took years to recognize...

This bit struck me as a bit weird. It must be just the perception of the
writer that the demographic shift took years to recognise. I know
politicians are a pretty stupid bunch generally, but surely they saw this
one coming. There has been discussion about what will happen when we
baby-boomers become an aging population since... oooh, around the late
60s/early 70s.

Mind you they still don't seem to see global warming. [shakes head]


         - Miriam

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