Post by abelard Post by Dr. Jai Maharaj
48,000 Brits dead after worst winter in 42 years
The UK is being hit by its worst winter death toll in 42
years, a new search says.
and the population is increasing and aging
48,000 isn't THAT many, given the population. Most
would have died anyway, likely only 10% had anything
to do with the weather.
The ageing of the population IS an issue though - as
it is in a number of countries, Japan most acutely.
Every economic paradigm I've heard of relies on
continual "growth" - including the number of young
workers. Clearly, long term, this is not a viable
plan ... the world is too crowded and resource-
hungry as is.
We desperately need a novel economic paradigm
that does NOT rely on continual "growth", but can
do just fine with a relatively low percentage of new
young workers and relatively low profit figures on
the national output. If it's possible, likely the Japanese
will be the ones who invent and refine it out of pure
desperation. To a POINT advanced robotics can
fill in for the young workers, but the value-added
work they do HAS to be distrubuted like the money
human workers would have earned.
The empires of old relied on territorial growth to
flourish. Unfortunately that's a fatal trap. Conquer
territory and you get the cherry resources right
away ... but AFTER that you get far lesser returns
PLUS an angry population to manage/control, and
soon you're in the red. Solution, conquer more ...
but then the pattern just repeats, even worse.
Eventually there's nothing worth conquering anymore,
no fresh gold to pay for yesterdays war, you sink into
the red and the barbarians are pounding on the
gates and ..........