How Japan’s Shrinking Population Creates Growing Problems

The fiscal challenges that Japan’s shrinking population has created come from a shrinking birth rate and an aging population.

Grandpa’s Growing Slice of the Income Pie

With aging populations growing in many countries, income distribution tradeoffs will be necessary for pensions, subsidized investments and bonds.

Growing Old in Japan

If people over 60 are your biggest spenders, then how do retailers respond? For starters, they slow down the escalators. In Japan, with people over 60 doing 44 percent of the spending, and with those over 65, 23.3% of the entire…

Some Greek Math

With a euro zone update on Greece unfolding (they might lease some islands but we’ll get to that in a moment), here is some Greek math that Michael Lewis presents in Boomerang. Referring to the deficit, during October 2009, the…