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Age Shock
How Finance is Failing Us
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328 pages / January 2012 / 9781844677658
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416 pages / February 2012 / 9781844678341
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328 pages / December 2006 / 9781844670130

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A searing look at the fiscal crisis of an aging society, with radical new proposals.

Most countries face the future with an ageing population, yet most governments are cutting back on pensions and the care services needed by the elderly. Robin Blackburn exposes the perverse reasoning and special interests which have combined to produce this nonsensical state of affairs. This updated paperback edition of Age Shock includes a new preface explaining why the credit crunch and eurozone crisis have had such a devastating impact and outlining a way to guarantee decent pensions and care provision.

Reviews

“A serious and finely argued attack on contemporary market fundamentalism in a vivid phrasemaking style, which is even entertaining when it is not depressing you with the facts.”

“An ambitious recasting of pensions strategy for an aging society.”

“An impressive book ... Blackburn argues that the hard-won state systems and the private pensions that supplement them have come under threat.”

“Blackburn’s book is a serious and finely argued attack on contemporary market fundamentalism in a vivid phrasemaking style.”

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