The Imaginary Time Bomb: Why an Ageing Population Is Not a Social Problem

The Imaginary Time Bomb: Why an Ageing Population Is Not a Social Problem

by Phil Mullan
     
 

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The Imaginary Time Bomb diffuses the myth that the aging baby-boomer population is producing a downward economic spiral. Phil Mullan argues that the growing preoccupation with aging has little to do with demography, but is instead used to justify future reductions in the role of government in the economy, and the curbing of the welfare state.

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The Imaginary Time Bomb diffuses the myth that the aging baby-boomer population is producing a downward economic spiral. Phil Mullan argues that the growing preoccupation with aging has little to do with demography, but is instead used to justify future reductions in the role of government in the economy, and the curbing of the welfare state.

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“Panic-stricken projections in the US have forecast that every dollar of federal revenue could end up going into health care and pensions as the population grows grayer...Mullan lobs a timely grenade into this unlovely consensus.” —The Independent

“This book is highly opportune. It brushes away the unscientific assumptions that are dictating pension policy today.” —Sunday Times (UK)

“This is a must-read book.” —The Actuary

“A brave and original appraoch toward an issue that is typically so often mystified.” —Frank Furedi

Mullan's book offers an excellent and extensive coverage of the literature and is well worth the reading effort.
Sunday Times
This book is highly opportune. It brushes away the unscientific assumptions that are dictating pension policy today.
Independent
Mullan lobs a timely grenade into this unlovely consensus.
Actuary
This is a must-read book.
Sunday Times (UK)
This book is highly opportune. It brushes away the unscientific assumptions that are dictating pension policy today.
Journal of Economic Issues
Mullan's book offers an excellent and extensive coverage of the literature and is well worth the reading effort.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860647789
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
03/01/1902
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.77(d)

Meet the Author

Phil Mullan is an Economist specializing in Development Studies and Demography and Inter-Generational Attitudes.

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