Posted 6 years ago on Feb. 12, 2012, 2:06 p.m. EST by ThunderclapNewman
from Nanty Glo, PA
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Conservative columnist Jack Kelly's op-ed piece linked below claims that liberal angst concerning a "...population bomb is a bust and that liberals still don't get it." The article claims that UN forecasts for population growth show an increase until about 2050 and then birthrates will fall by about 20% by the end of the century.
For the sake of this discussion, let's assume Mr. Kelly's citings of the UN report are correct and that the UN itself is correct. According to Kelly, there "...won't be enough people working to pay for the pensions and healthcare for the elderly."
Who then will maintain the current economic structure? Who will maintain the capitalist markets? Who will maintain the American System that has spawned all of the wealth the few possess? Will those who own that wealth pay for the maintenance of a system of sellers and buyers that have given them the opportunity to earn so much? With a few notable exceptions, the answer seems to be a resounding "NO!"