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Age Against the Machine

Age Against the Machine | The Great Transition | Scoop.it

"Today, however, older people are largely considered to be out of touch with the modern, technology-driven world, and incapable of paying their own way. But much evidence shows otherwise: if aging were framed as an economic opportunity, the growing number of older people worldwide could become modernity’s gift, rather than society’s burden."

 

Great article at Project Syndicate written by Simon Zadek going against the established narrative on ageing societies.

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The return of the demographic crisis

The return of the demographic crisis | The Great Transition | Scoop.it

"The idea that we should be troubled by the prospect of a stagnant or declining population is almost laughable. This is like an overweight person being worried over the fact that they have lost 20 pounds. Under most circumstances this is good news."

 

A different look at the "problem" of ageing populations. It would be good to analyse why political and economic elites are creating the "ageing" doomsday myth.

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