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The Year Ahead 2016

Project Syndicate’s 2015 Year-End Supplement

  • Articles
  1. Women dance with fans in a park on a sunny day in Shanghai JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

    The Myth of the “Aging Society”

    For the past two centuries, governments have approached demographic issues with the assumption that calendar years are an objective indicator of age. But with a rapid increase in lifespans over the past few decades, age is not what it used to be, and unless public policy reflects that fact, the dividends of longevity may be squandered.

  2. Nazi Sturmabteilung (SA) Troops in Anti-Semite Street Brawl Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images

    The Great Crack-Up, Then and Now

    The Great War laid waste to the economic and political foundations of Europe, but did not establish a new international order, thus setting the stage for the disasters of the 1930s and 1940s. 

    As the world approaches another period of vast economic and political change, the lessons of the interwar interregnum are more relevant than ever.

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