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  • people over 60 are mostly healthy (studies show that, just like in the past, people are in good health except for the last year of their life - which may sound trivial but really means that they are old and healthy much longer)

  • declining populations also mean lower numbers of young dependents (children), so the "burden" of non-productive citizens is not even necessarily so much higher.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Thu Nov 9th, 2006 at 03:37:05 PM EST

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