Chartporn: 18 Charts Exploring How The Ageing World Will Shape The Global Economy

Tyler Durden's picture

Curious how the demographics of an aging world increasingly impact the economy, the spending, consumption and saving patterns, the earnings and wealth potential of various age groups, and the amount of pension funds available to satisfy an ever growing pie of future welfare recipients? Then the following 18 charts are for just you.

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Vampyroteuthis infernalis's picture

Gramps is going to spend us to prosperity or poverty?

Newsboy's picture

Hey, I'm that guy.

Good thing I've still got a job, and stay active.

Guess I'll need to stay employed.

max2205's picture

My brain hurts...TLTR

Publicus's picture

Ebola will solve all these problems, and then some.

BobPaulson's picture

It's no generation's fault. You are wise to work and foster trustworthy, thrifty, hardworking friends and family younger than you.

Seasmoke's picture

Bring back Logan's Run !

Atomizer's picture

Right after the Lassie pilot flops. 

r00t61's picture

I would much prefer "The Running Man" show to be brought to network television.

The list of criminals currently available to run as contestants, both home and abroad, is endless.

 

BobPaulson's picture

There are 100 in the Senate. Good luck funding them at work though.

TheMerryPrankster's picture

Logan is a lot older now. They had to retitle it 'Logan's Walker"

Jenny Agutter is being replaced by Paris Hilton and does full Frontal and full Backal as well.

Atomizer's picture

Looks short term Bullshit err Bullish and deflationary by the same stroke of the pen. 

Atomizer's picture

Gander we can solve this problem by releasing more illegal aliens into the United States. Where have we heard this story before? 

divedivedive's picture

I don't feel like a gramp - we have no kids - but we did both work for 30 some years. Neither of us have a pension and at this point neither of us is collecting social security. I DO feel that we have been screwed having been savers all those years and now not able to get any interest on those savings - but ok you fooled me - but now that we live outside the US -  please let me get my own money when I want it - don't make me feel like a criminal when I wire my own funds outside the US.

duo's picture

Destrorying savers was the Bernank's goal all along.

palmereldritch's picture

The primary goal of Communism is the destruction of the Middle Class.

Stealthflation is just another form of theft. And what is their Neo-feudalistic agenda without conditioned slaves?

cape_royds's picture

Mistaken.

The middle class in the USA and developed West is not being undone by Communists.

The middle class is being destroyed by the finance capitalists.

If you are a petty bourgeois ("middle class"), then the bourgeoisie are not your friends. The bourgeoisie do not want a society in which the petty bourgeoisie are happy, prosperous, or powerful. The bourgeoisie want to own everything, and they want everybody else to be a prole.

The proletariat do not like the petty bourgeois, but the proletariat are NOT the people who destroy the petty bourgeoisie. In actuality, the little burgers get all eaten up by the bigger burgers. That eating-up process is happening right in front of us during our time. Pinch yourself all you want. You are not dreaming this.

Then you little burgers become mere Proles Like the Fucking Rest of Us (PLFRU). Welcome to the club. We know you don't want to be here. We didn't, either. One of these days you'll get over it.

palmereldritch's picture

Misdirected.

If by finance capitalists you mean the ones that created and nurtured World Communism then of course it becomes obvious words like petty bourgeois and proletariat are just sad programming.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaFklTLNy8c

An excellent talk by Professor Antony Sutton, who taught economics at California State University, and was a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.
In this talk, Prof. Sutton goes into his impeccable research on how a close-knit group of Western financiers and industrialists (centered around Morgan and Rockefeller in the US, and around Milner and the City financiers, in the UK) created and sustained Soviet Russia.

Particularly, he goes into how Wall Street/City of London financiers used their banking institutions and their industrial enterprises to help finance and sustain the Bolshevik Revolution.

Welcome to the matrix. Good luck getting over it.

The_Prisoner's picture

You are both right, and spending your energy arguing over semantics.

The systematic destruction of the middle class is beinf effected via a pincer movement of inflation (debasement) and taxation (confiscation).

Whether first implemented by Lenin or Mussolini is irrelevant.

 

palmereldritch's picture

It is not semantics to illustrate the global isms responsible for the scourges of the last 2 centuries have a common font in the global finance hubs of Wall Street and the City of London.

It is analysis and not programmatic sophistry. That was my point. Throw inflation and taxation into the same false Hegellian dialectic as well...

More real history to help identify the hand on the pincers you speak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI_by1-IJRc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3nDbJooPu0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vftNpSXUOU8

AdvancingTime's picture

There is a new normal when it comes to investing that many have not accounted for, moderate portfolios these days are hoping for an annual gain of 5 to 7 percent. The likeliness that they will consistently earn 7.5 percent on a conservatively managed portfolio, as anticipated by its fund managers, is unlikely.

Lately the markets have been hooked on monetary morphine and ignoring fundamentals. Many of the financial structures we have built are on flimsy foundations or unsustainable. If the wheels come off the financial system pension plans will take a direct hit. To those who base their future on money coming from these monthly payouts I urge caution, prepare to take a "haircut" or worse. More on the subject of pensions going bad in the article below.

http://brucewilds.blogspot.com/2012/10/is-your-pension-at-risk.html

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Ooh, aah!  Ooh, aah!  Was it good for you too?

PeeramidIdeologies's picture

Shouldn't this be title How the Aging Population will be Shaped by the Global Economy.

Do these geezers think they have a say on how this unfolds?

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

As times passes, the BRICS + Developing countries will be less and less inclined to buy our Debt Instruments that only enslave them and steal their natural resources.

Re Judgement Day... "Objects in the mirror may be closer than they appear"

BobPaulson's picture

Problem: BRICS and Developing countries also controlled by rich oligarchs. Sometimes the same ones. As many revolutions discover, getting rid of rats, roaches, crabs, athletes foot, genital warts, banking oligarchs and similar parasites is tough while keeping the host healthy.

KnuckleDragger-X's picture

The BRIC's countries thnk they can control the situation but they don't really trust each other and most of them live near sociopathic countries that have or about to get nukes. They also lack the ability to truly project power in a meanigful way. You wanna play the superpower game you had better be ready to pay the price.

Dead Man Walking's picture

useless without a chart showing population age distribution. I think boomers are largest part of population, and past their spending peak, so we go down from here. Millenials can't afford the houses boomers are trying to unload.

 

MrPalladium's picture

"Millenials can't afford the houses boomers are trying to unload."

Bingo!!

Boomers will be downsizing their living quarters - selling their big homes and buying and moving to much smaller ones - for the next 20 years.

McMansions will be a terrible investment, under performing just about every asset out there.

Dead Man Walking's picture

millenials are worse off than we were (i'm 53). Low paying jobs, high tax rates, everything is a scam-education, housing costs, insurance, govt fees,regulation,etc. 

Now boomers will complain "they were screwed" because nobody will buy their house,when in reality, they got theirs, it's the young that are screwed now.

Look at the price of an average car vs average college graduate wage. What was your starting salary vs the price of a car? Mine was 25k salary, 8k car. 3:1.  Now it's probably 1:1

Dead Man Walking's picture

millenials are worse off than we were (i'm 53). Low paying jobs, high tax rates, everything is a scam-education, housing costs, insurance, govt fees,regulation,etc. 

Now boomers will complain "they were screwed" because nobody will buy their house,when in reality, they got theirs, it's the young that are screwed now.

Look at the price of an average car vs average college graduate wage. What was your starting salary vs the price of a car? Mine was 25k salary, 8k car. 3:1.  Now it's probably 1:1

sessinpo's picture

Those with wealth and age will be the greatest targets and cannon fodder. You eliminate many problems by getting rid of the elderly.

1: No more SS payments to them.

2: No more medicare payments.

3: taxation of estate (death tax) for those over 5.34 million

4: Get rid of a more educated demographic.

knowshitsurelock's picture

Today’s Federal Debt is about $17,732,633,886,000.  Federal Debt per person is about $54,345.

Damn, I just looked in my checkbook and I don't have my share.  What should I do?

Space Animatoltipap's picture

At least don't kill yourself. These are just electronic numbers, truly. In Animal Farm land we can change them or their context in a split second. This is called "management". Like we manage Iraq, Afhanistan, Libia, Ferguson, Detroit, the US border and so many other nice places. Really, just have faith in Y-O-U-R government. 

KnuckleDragger-X's picture

Vote democrat and wait for your goernment cheese.....

Yen Cross's picture

 Paging Mr. Yellin? Would Mr. Yellin PLEASE approach the stage?

Space Animatoltipap's picture

Integration of info is what it is about. One tiny integration; when stock markets collapse pension funds collapse. Another one; hedonism leads to total failure on all levels except for the levels of indolence, fear, self pity and madness. With hedonism you see an increase in both quality and quantity of these wonderfully lousy phenomenons. 

Debugas's picture

the key graph is not here namely the amount of children starting from year 2000 is not growing any more (i.e. has stabilized for the first time in history) and is aprox 2 billion

 

That means during the next 50 years the world population will stabilize at aprox 10-11 bln people (1bln in americas, 1bln in europe, 4bln in africa, 5bln in asia) and age composition will stabilize as well

q99x2's picture

Once the banksters are in prison everything will be different.

AdvancingTime's picture

It is hard to deny that the young will be forced to pay the cost of caring for the old. An American born in 1945 can expect nearly $2.2m in lifetime net transfers from the "state" far more than they pay in, and far more than any previous group.

A study by the International Monetary Fund in 2011 compared the tax bills of what different age citizens pay over their lifetime with the value of the benefits that they are forecast to receive. The boomers are leaving a huge bill. Those aged 65 in 2010 may receive $333 billion more in benefits than they pay in taxes.This is a heavy burden to place upon the young. The article below delves deeper into this subject.

 http://brucewilds.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-young-will-be-burdened.html

sessinpo's picture

AdvancingTime    It is hard to deny that the young will be forced to pay the cost of caring for the old. An American born in 1945 can expect nearly $2.2m in lifetime net transfers from the "state" far more than they pay in, and far more than any previous group.

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Um, no.

The harsh reality is that the old will be sacrificed.

AdvancingTime's picture

Most people would prefer to live a long life, but not too long. There is nothing wrong with a dignified death after a long life. The mores of America are rapidly changing according to those who only a decade ago thought that gay marriage and gays in the military would never become accepted.

I predict hard times will change thoughts on how long the sick should be allowed to linger. With people living longer and technologies ability to extend a persons life well beyond where they feel it has any "real quality" the issue of euthanasia will not go away. More on this subject in the article below.

http://brucewilds.blogspot.com/2013/12/dignified-death-after-long-life.h...

sessinpo's picture

AdvancingTime    I predict hard times will change thoughts on how long the sick should be allowed to linger. With people living longer and technologies ability to extend a persons life well beyond where they feel it has any "real quality" the issue of euthanasia will not go away. More on this subject in the article below.

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Wow, such bold predictions /sarc.

I predict 2+2 = 4.

Can I advertise my blog now?