Tuesday, 13 April 2004

The Sisyphus Solution

While in Singapore demographics is front-page news quite frequently, when you see Time or Fortune or whatever do a story on the demographic aging crisis hitting (insert group of countries here: Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the world), you can be pretty dang sure it's a slow news week. So, my Woody Allen-inspired solution to this is to subtract one year of age from everyone nearing retirement age. That way no one reaches an age to claim their pension... hey, it's the same as raising the retirement age, but it makes everyone feel better about themselves.

"Furthermore, all children under 16 years old are now... 16 years old!" - Bananas (1971)




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