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Our Aging World

Make sure you see Ramesh’s Bloomberg View column today. He highlights the work of Nicholas Eberstadt, a demographer at the American Enterprise Institute and a name you ought to know. And he shows why the people most alert to the consequences of the aging of American society — including the disastrous fiscal consequences that would result from a failure to reform our entitlement system — are often nonetheless relatively sanguine about America’s future. If you think our demographic future looks bad, just take a gander at those of our most serious competitors and rivals around the world. America’s got problems, but we wouldn’t want to be China, Europe, or Japan.  

Yuval Levin is the director of social, cultural, and constitutional studies at the American Enterprise Institute and the editor of National Affairs.


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