The Telegraph
Tuesday , November 12 , 2013
 

Unaffordable longevity

Till a century or two ago, people could be reasonably sure of dying early and in harness, so they did not have to worry about how they would get through old age. The rise in living standards and reduction in sickness have created the problem of a second childhood: people are at risk of living beyond the age when they can support and look after themselves, and of becoming dependent. Luckily, there is a correlation between standards of living and longevity; societies that bear higher burdens of caducity also have greater resources to bear them. The rich countr...   | Read..
 
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Hands tied
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EDITORIAL

IGNORED ISLE

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PLAY AGAIN

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MALA FIDE
 
Follow the Dream
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OPED
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