Age Shock: How Finance Is Failing Us by Robin Blackburn

By Robin Blackburn

Publish yr note: First released in December 1st 2006
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Most nations face the longer term with an growing old inhabitants, but so much governments are reducing on pensions and the care prone wanted through the aged. Robin Blackburn exposes the perverse reasoning and detailed pursuits that have mixed to supply this nonsensical situation. This up-to-date paperback version of Age surprise incorporates a new preface explaining why the credits crunch and eurozone obstacle have had one of these devastating effect and outlining the way to warrantly good pensions and care provision.

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