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Codebreaking Our Future by Michael Lee

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Notes

Chapter 8

  1. Longman, The Empty Cradle (2004) xiii.
  2. Magnus, The Age of Ageing (2009) 114.
  3. Longman, The Empty Cradle (2004) 7.
  4. Longman, The Empty Cradle (2004) 178
  5. It has been argued that the phrase ‘Demography is destiny’ first appeared in Ben Wattenberg and Richard M. Scammon’s 1970 book The Real Majority: An Extraordinary Examination of the American Electorate in which the authors paraphrased the saying of Heraclitus (535 BC–475 BC) that ‘character is destiny’. They meant that the demographics of a population indicate which political party will prevail in that area.
  6. Longman, The Empty Cradle (2004) 16.
  7. Longman explains: ‘But as the cost of pensions and health care consume more and more of the nation’s wealth, and as growth of the labor ...

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