Opinion – EU demographic indicators: Situation, trends and potential challenges – John Gelmini

I think this article via Dr Alf on EU demographic indicators demonstrates the staggering complacency of those who run Europe.

The article talks about “challenges”, yet for 30 years the EU has failed to produce a single net new job, and apart from Germany is not exporting enough or paying its way.

The pronouncements of Eric Schmidt of Google, who in 2013 said that 50% of American jobs would disappear by 2033, seem to have passed by Messrs Delivorius and Sabbati, the authors of this article. American worker productivity is the best in the world, so even more European jobs will vanish with all that that means for poverty, pensions, the future of European youth, and defense.

Their use of the word “challenges” seems to imply that the issues posed by robotics, cybernetics, 3D printing, automation and self-replication can be considered at leisure and solved at the stroke of a pen.

Thoughts?

John Gelmini

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