Old men of Portugal by Curtis Foreman (Flikr Commons)
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What to do about the “old bulge”

Old men of Portugal by Curtis Foreman (Flikr Commons)

This article will outline what the “old bulge” means and suggests some ways in which the challenges it presents can be dealt with by giving old people independence and allowing them to contribute to society.

The “old bulge”

Due to falling fertility rates and higher survival of …

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Britain’s Obsession with the Vulnerability of Children

A child in the Democratic Republic of Congo by Julien Harnels

Many scholars have noted a rising obsession with the vulnerability of children in the Western world. For example, Drake Baer claimed parents are now “helicopters” who rush round ferrying their children from place to place. There is a new belief in today’s society that …