"We need to have enough working-age people to carry the load of these seniors, who deserve their retirement, they deserve all their entitlements, and they're gonna live out another 30 years," he said. "Nobody in the history of the globe has had so many older people to deal with."
There are at least three solutions to this challenge. They'll all be wildly unpopular, and I expect in the end we'll see a combination of all three.
Increased retirement age. When the concept of retirement was introduced, retirement age was pretty close to expected lifespan, which meant you'd be lucky to even have a chance of enjoying retirement. Since then expected lifespan has increased significantly, while retirement age has remained more or less the same.
Increased immigration. Countries with surplus births have millions of people who would love to work in richer more developed countries.
Increased automation. We can do the same amount of work with fewer employees, and thus be able to handle a larger proportion of retirees.
I've been using Nebular for a while now. It's not as feature-rich as YouTube, but I quite like it, and it feels good to support a smaller less evil corporation than Google.
Recently I installed a couple of browser extensions to improve my Nebula experience. Watch on Nebula gives you a popup if the YouTube video you're about to watch is also available on Nebula, while Enhancer for Nebula gives you a few quality of life improvements.
Sometimes I stumble across an article (or video) introducing me to an entire world that I never knew existed, like this article about the grey-market world of unregulated tiny electric vehicles in China.
Before you activate reader mode, make sure to scroll down and look at the pictures. These vehilcles sure are something!
I found this worth sharing. It's the story of how a moonshine investigation stumbled upon a shipping magnate's hidden cache of military-grade weapons, which led to the disclosure of a secret military branch. You may have already heard a fragment of this story if you saw Ian McShane's speech for Sean Connery at the AFI Life Achievement Award.