Sunday, July 19, 2009

Mark Steyn: Demographic Deathwatch

Here's a little cheery note (NationalReview):

The transformation of developed societies - either into old folks' homes (like Japan) or semi-Islamized dystopias (like Amsterdam, Brussels, etc) - will lead, in fact, to emigration. A young German or Japanese circa 2040 will have no reason whatsoever to stay in his native land and have most of his income confiscated in a vain attempt to prop up an unsustainable geriatric welfare system. So many will leave. Where will they go?
Clearly Canada and Europe aren't going to be the only countries dealing the coming demographic crunch and the entitlement structures currently in place. China may ultimately have one of the biggest problems.

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