The future of Europe

In Europe they believe that everything can be administered, but even so some bugs have to be worked out. The abolition of the family is proceeding nicely, with parental authority giving way to that of the state (no spanking!) and marriage becoming equivalent to a temporary partnership between any two persons for whatever purpose they choose. The abolition of family ties will simplify administration and to that extent will benefit the system. For some reason, though, nobody’s having any children, and by 2050 the expected median age (52) will be getting uncomfortably close to today’s median retirement age (only 39 percent of men age 55 to 65 still work). Since the Europeans are notoriously worldly-wise, some of them are beginning to ask where the money for pensions is going to come from. Good question!

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