Category: Aging

Filial piety — or else

15 January, 2013 (11:56) | Aging, China, Demographics, Elderly, Global news, Health care, Innovations, Nursing homes, Rental, Speculation |

By:David A. Smith   When a government is bereft of ideas to solve a social problem, it tosses the problem to the private markets; when it is bereft of money, it mandates that someone else pay for the solution.      [Governments’ responses are so predictable because government is a factory that produces only two […]

The gray tidal wave: Part 2, work longer

16 November, 2010 (16:08) | Aging, Configuration, Demographics, Elderly, Global news, Housing, Rental, US News | 1 comment

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   Yesterday’s post on the gray tidal wave of aging populations explored a new report (in Adobe Acrobat, and overview of results also in pdf) from the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies authored by demographers Richard Jackson, Neil Howe, and Keisuke Nakashima, whose […]

The gray tidal wave: Part 1, live longer

15 November, 2010 (17:00) | Aging, Configuration, Demographics, Elderly, Global news, Housing, Rental, US News |

By: David A. Smith   The slower a tidal wave, the more time we have to avert its consequences, and the less attention we pay to it.   Gray waves hitting rocky fiscal shores   And let there be no doubt – it is a global gray tidal wave that we are facing, as revealed […]