Grim outlook for Malaysia: More could be older, childless, poor by 2050

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Pro-rich policies, a regressive taxation system and an ageing population are among the factors that will make life tougher for Malaysians. Economist Dr Muhammed Abdul Khalid believes that by 2050, more Malaysians will be older, poorer, sicker, childless and homeless.

He talks to Charlotte Chong about Malaysia’s gloomy outlook, and how we can avoid this fate.

Source: Talking Edge

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Allan Sandosham
Allan Sandosham
16 Dec 2017 1.30am

Good talk by a smart person. I am a firm believer in the concept that humans have exceeded the carrying capacity of the earth. Hence, I see an aging population as a great thing. We have a chance to reduce our impact on the planet by reducing birth rates. And as a significant added bonus, people over 55 years old should be considered productive, useful, contributing people to our society. What could be better? Each time I hear damn financiers/bankers/economists talking about the problems of an aging population, I cringe in agony. I literally have a knot in my stomach. I think they should get some basic scientific education. The 101 ecology/biology course in college would do. An aging population is the only way to go. We need to deal with it. It will bring benefits to everyone. There are no more rainforest to cut down, no more big fish in the ocean to catch, no more lands to conquer, etc. We need to live within our means. No country in Asia has wide open spaces anymore. A small population of Malaysia with a preserved environment… Read more »