Robert Samuelson: The twilight of America's baby boom

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  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    May 20, 2019 10:05 a.m.

    We need to get some immigrants in here, and fast!

  • Diligent Dave Logan, UT
    May 19, 2019 11:34 p.m.

    And Mr Samuelson, as you well know, the reaction to this decent op-ed piece will largely be a yawn, by most. Most people, I have found, don't have the patience to understand what this ultimately will mean to them (affect them). In two words, they are non-plussed. Herd thinking is that those on TV & the loudest voices & those with the largest audiences on the internet are the ones who understand it all.

    They aren't.

    You do, at least somewhat. Of course, I suppose you have to moderate your language here some, because if we really reacted as we should, panic would abound. No one wants to be violently jarred. But, sooner or later, events resultant from too low birth rates will.

    Like when the US goes broke, like Bernie Madoff did a decade ago with the Ponzi scheme he ran for close to 50 years! Our Ponzi scheme (Social Security, MediCare, MedicAid & ObamaCare, plus military & govt pensions mostly are bankrupt). But we act as if there was a really rich tooth fairy who will give us a huge check for say, $72 trillion or so.

    In fact, Bernie Madoff will be seen as a 'piker'. His scheme/scam was all voluntary. And it didn't ruin national & world finances like government Ponzi scams will!