Tagged with "global demographic trends"
  • Maternity-ward

    Demographic doom and the welfare state

    Simply stated, redistribution programs only work if there is a sufficiently large supply of new taxpayers to finance promised handouts. Even Europe's most efficiently run welfare states face the crucial question: Where have all the children gone?

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 26 September 2017
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    Our demographic crisis is actually a policy crisis

    The much talked about demographic crisis in the Western world is real. Just look at the fertility rates in Europe. But the bigger problem is not so much that we are having too few babies as that our bloated state oriented system needs radical reform

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 19 July 2017
  • Oktoberfest

    Germany’s demographic and economic collapse

    People think they know how bad the German demographic situation is, but mostly they have no idea. The country's economy could collapse following the net loss of at least six million workers in the next 15 years. Political correctness may be on the verge of its biggest scalp yet

    by Vincent Cooper -  9 June 2015
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    Europe’s fine future as Greater Switzerland

    There is a very different world on the horizon. A European corner in it that manages to keep anything like the standards and values of today’s Switzerland will be a superb achievement

    by Charles Crawford - 17 September 2012