Tag Archives: aging

Can Immigration Reform Really Save Japan?

Japanese population is set for an inexorable slide. Current forecasts predict a population of 86 million by 2060, with almost 40 per cent over the age of 65. Only immigration can save it. And a former director of the Tokyo Immigration Bureau proposes bringing in 10 million migrants over 50 years.

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Social Security: Grand Bargain or Raw Deal?

  Following the government shutdown drama, politicians in Washington appear hopelessly divided, according to conventional wisdom. Fair enough. But there’s at least one area where many politicians from both of the major parties agree — and many of the TV talking heads and newspaper pontificators are with them, too. Social Security, they insist, “needs” to be cut. For the last …

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