Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Extending life seems ominous- News and views for Wednesday 25 December

News and views noted along the way.
  • The Ukraine-Russia deal - "The Ukraine-Russia deal involves politics as much as economics. This column argues that the economics of the deal will eventually lead to problems for one or both."
  • When I’m Sixty-Four - "More seriously, given limited natural resources, already aging populations, spreading megacities, a dearth of jobs in the developed world, severe strains on health services, disappearing pensions and growing inequality, the idea of radically extending life (initially for the rich, one assumes) seems ominous — even if human adaptability and ingenuity are always underestimated."
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