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Tuesday, June 10, 2003

There must be something in the Catalonian air ......

Eamonn has posted a short piece he solicited from me about recent proposals to tax childless couples in Germany:

On Friday, Germany's Federal Statistical Office issued a report headed "In 2050 every 3rd person will be 60 or older in Germany". A "dramatic ageing" of the country is taking place, said the report, naming constantly increasing life expectancy and a birth rate of 1.4 children per woman as the factors responsible. If this continues, the German population will drop from today's 82.5 million to 75 million by 2050...........

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