Monday, April 17, 2006


More wisdom is always good, but it looks like we're going to need it...

"By such metrics as median age or proportion of total population above the age of, virtually every developed society today is more elderly than practically any human society ever surveyed before the year 1950 — and every single currently developed society is slated to experience considerable further population aging in the decades immediately ahead. In all of the affluent OECD societies, the proportion of what is customarily called the 'retirement age population' (65 years of age or older) will steadily swell, with the most rapid expansion occurring among those aged 80 or more."

Growing Old the Hard Way: China, Russia, India

By Nicholas Eberstadt, American Enterprise Institute

via Arts & Letters Daily

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