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Aging Populations

For Japan, Policy So Far Is Too Little Too Late

Milton Ezrati | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Milton Ezrati

By 2030, Japan will have less than two people of working age for each retiree. If left unaddressed, such a lopsided mix of producers and consumers will bankrupt Japan's pension system and assure a stunted pace of growth.

Jeb Bush's 'Road to Revival' Takes a Wrong Turn

Michael Hodin | Posted 05.26.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

It is not youth and the so-called "demographic dividend" that will drive American economic growth in the 21st century. It is the U.S.'s aging population that must contribute to social and economic life for the U.S. to rise out of its prolonged funk and re-establish itself as the preeminent global leader.

The Business of Aging

Florian Kohlbacher, PhD | Posted 04.30.2013 | Fifty
Florian Kohlbacher, PhD

Japan is the world's most rapidly graying nation. It's good place to look for a preview of what's to come in the United States and other countries, and what these changes mean for businesses.

8 Reasons To Be Grateful For Growing Older

Michael Hodin | Posted 01.22.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

We all know the old adage: "Getting older is better than the alternative." And it's true, most of the time. But it's also true that growing "old" today is better than it has been ever before. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are eight reasons to be thankful for growing older.

Aging Citizens Contribute to National Growth

Michael Hodin | Posted 07.14.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

From Athens, Greece, to Madison, Wisconsin, the common theme today is said to be "austerity versus growth."