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The World Won't Be Aging Gracefully. Just the Opposite.
WaPost ^ | January 4, 2009 | Neil Howe and Richard Jackson

Posted on 01/22/2011 10:27:02 PM PST by rdb3

The World Won't Be Aging Gracefully. Just the Opposite.

By Neil Howe and Richard Jackson
Sunday, January 4, 2009

The world is in crisis. A financial crash and a deepening recession are afflicting rich and poor countries alike. The threat of weapons of mass destruction looms ever larger. A bipartisan congressional panel announced last month that the odds of a nuclear or biological terrorist attack somewhere in the world by the year 2014 are better than 50-50. It looks as though we'll be grappling with these economic and geopolitical challenges well into the 2010s.

But if you think that things couldn't get any worse, wait till the 2020s. The economic and geopolitical climate could become even more threatening by then -- and this time the reason will be demographics.

Yes, demographics, that relentless maker and breaker of civilizations. From the fall of the Roman and the Mayan empires to the Black Death to the colonization of the New World and the youth-driven revolutions of the 20th century, demographic trends have played a decisive role in precipitating many of the great invasions, political upheavals, migrations and environmental catastrophes of history. By the 2020s, an ominous new conjuncture of these trends will once again threaten massive disruption. We're talking about global aging, which is likely to have a profound effect on economic growth, living standards and the shape of the world order.

For the world's wealthy nations, the 2020s are set to be a decade of hyperaging and population decline.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: aging; boomers; china; socialsecurity
Old, yes. But I ran across this from this AT post.

I found it interesting, to say the least.


Runaway Slave

Apostle Claver tells the world how the real party of racism is the Democrats

1 posted on 01/22/2011 10:27:07 PM PST by rdb3
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To: rdb3

Obama is giving green lights to all the bad actors. NK, China, Russia, Venezuela, Iran, Burma are all on the move.
When it looks like he is doing something good, he cant be trusted.
He just rounded up the NY mob. So that the Chicago boys can take the turf.

He just lowered the taxable income to 2000 something a year.

FUBO!


2 posted on 01/22/2011 10:38:29 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: rdb3

By 2050, only one developed country will remain — the United States, still in third place. By then, it will be the only country among the top 12 with a historical commitment to democracy, free markets and civil liberties.


Not at the rate we’re going......


3 posted on 01/22/2011 10:39:36 PM PST by unkus
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To: rdb3

Dont mess with old guys with guns.

That could be a game changer


4 posted on 01/22/2011 10:43:37 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: rdb3
Is it a bad time to ask for my flying car?
5 posted on 01/22/2011 11:00:54 PM PST by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: rdb3

Taxable income used to be like 6K a year.

Barry is messing with a volatile demographic.

I see the people at DU cussing and fussing.
We are in debt to our eyballs. Our kids are screwed, our pensions are screwed, we are selling America down the river to the chicoms (give Hu Jinto a bow)

GWB was bad but this guy is the WORST.

I dont know what to make of America anymore, A swear to God barry is tryng to make us crack.

Now we are placing curtailments on words like target, smash, hammer and crosshairs.
We are wringing our hands over BS while we are being robbed of freedom of speech and of our wallets


6 posted on 01/22/2011 11:03:06 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: ZOOKER

You get a Nissan LEAF LOL


7 posted on 01/22/2011 11:04:31 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: rdb3

Honest to God, what is going to happen when the rug gets pulled out from all the baby boomers as they retire?

Will they lay down and die? Will the country turn a blind eye?

I want my money back.


8 posted on 01/22/2011 11:11:12 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: unkus

WaPo is always making the destuction of America and the extinction of the White race sound like a good thing for us, at least relative to what is going to happen to everyone else, so we continue to fall for it.


9 posted on 01/22/2011 11:54:19 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

I never read “WaOp” but I do take issue with a lot of what’s said in this piece.


10 posted on 01/23/2011 12:11:53 AM PST by unkus
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To: unkus

I look at it this way. The world is the host and communism is a virus. When communism consumes everything, someone is going to let loose with a nuke. And we see the battleground taking shape.


11 posted on 01/23/2011 3:42:15 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ( Happy Freeping New Year)
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To: mylife

Not to worry - Just another challenge.

“Remember that age and treachery will always triumph over youth and ability.”
David Brent


12 posted on 01/23/2011 8:06:31 AM PST by PeteCat
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I couldn’t agree more. I can see us getting nuked. 0bama is pure evil and this country is going to pay dearly.


13 posted on 01/23/2011 9:36:31 AM PST by unkus
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