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Den demografiske bomben?

Vil den aldrende befolkningen over tid medføre en uholdbar byrde for framtidens sysselsatte? Økonomen Dean Baker mener en slik tankegang har ført til at «otherwise sane people» ser for mørkt på framtiden: «Don´t believe the hype about ageing populations imposing impossible costs: productivity is growing faster than longevity», skriver Baker i artikkelen «The demographic timebomb defused» i Guardian.

«The reason that we are on average much wealthier today, even though we have a much larger population of retirees is productivity growth. Such gains in output will allow our children and grandchildren to enjoy much higher living standards than workers today, even while supporting a larger population of retirees».

Les hele artikkelen i Guardian her.

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