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Peter Rhodes on subsidies, birthrates and changing faces in middle-age

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Why are we quite so obsessed with money, to the exclusion of all else? According to a think thank, the Social Market Foundation, the UK birthrate is almost half what it was at its postwar peak in the 1960s, and the country’s ageing population “could lead to economic decline.” But that's only half the story.

What the bean counters tend to overlook is the fact, across the globe, that the older a nation's population, the more likely that nation is to........

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