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  • #16
    Originally posted by Jonathanrex1 View Post
    Not if you guys and gals continue to have no babies.

    According to Un projections, with Europe's current fertility rate at the level it is, you'll decline to around 482,234,000 people.
    In Belgium we have 11 millions of people living on a territory of 30000 square kilometers. It's not like we have plenty of place.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by Jonathanrex1 View Post
      Not if you guys and gals continue to have no babies.

      According to Un projections, with Europe's current fertility rate at the level it is, you'll decline to around 482,234,000 people.
      According to those same projections most of that loss will come out of the Germans.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Snowygerry View Post
        Human birthrate declines as standard of living goes up - for some reason humans reproduce more in adverse circumstances.
        Simply put higher infant mortality and the need for labour put up birthrates.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by Destroyer25 View Post
          French left wing propaganda must have done a bang up job of convincing people that the recession was the fault of "evil Capitalists", because anyone with half a brain should be able to see that Europe is in the position it's in because of the EU and ridiculous left wing socioeconomic policies.
          Well, in case of my girlfriend, and all her friends, it's simply pure hatred of Sarkozy.
          In a swamp scum rises to the top

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          • #20
            http://www.economist.com/blogs/elyse...ances-election

            FOR the first time in 24 years, the French have elected a Socialist, François Hollande, as their next president. According to exit polls published at 8pm Paris time on Sunday evening, Mr Hollande secured a convincing 52% of the vote, securing the majority he needs to unseat the incumbent president, Nicolas Sarkozy.
            I hope that the French elected the good man to lead their country.
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            • #21
              Election nights are not fun anymore.

              They announce the exit polls and there's an immediate concession with the winner declared at that point.

              It's all over in minutes. No tension at all.

              I'm going to bed.


              Philip
              "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."— Bertrand Russell

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              • #22
                Originally posted by philiplaos View Post
                Election nights are not fun anymore.

                They announce the exit polls and there's an immediate concession with the winner declared at that point.

                It's all over in minutes. No tension at all.

                I'm going to bed.


                Philip
                It's not a TV show.
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                • #23
                  Looks like London will move from being the seventh largest French city to the sixth....
                  "To be free is better than to be unfree - always."

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                  • #24
                    Reduce the pension age to 60?

                    I'd vote for him

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Gooner View Post
                      Reduce the pension age to 60?

                      I'd vote for him
                      I wouldn't.

                      Oh well, I hope Merkel makes clear that we are not going to pay for all that. Well, not immediately. Only once they loose their BB+ rating. Then of course there will be no alternative yadda yadda yadda, fork over your money and we'll give it to other countries for free while pretending that its really not like that.
                      Ha, wie so stolz und hehr
                      Wirft über Land und Meer
                      Weithin der deutsche Aar
                      Flammenden Blick.

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                      • #26
                        Now that the election is over in France, I do wonder how will this affect the other European countries who are trying to enact austerity measures? Will this mean the policy of austerity be no longer deemed inevitable despite the out-of-control levels of past spending? Could this push France over the edge?

                        More importantly, does this mean Obama will want to work more closely with the new President, Hollande, who is a socialist?

                        Dan
                        Major James Holden, Georgia Badgers Militia of Rainbow Regiment, American Civil War

                        "Aim small, miss small."

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                        • #27
                          Well, France is screwed.
                          A wild liberal appears! Conservative uses logical reasoning and empirical evidence! It's super effective! Wild liberal faints.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Destroyer25 View Post
                            Well, France is screwed.
                            That's true, but at the same time, I'm wondering if it's more wise to wean people off various public assistance programs more slowly, enacting austerity measures more gradually?

                            Extreme austerity measures will turn some people off, as evident in Greece's case, where mass protests are common, and a revolution nearly occurred. As matter of fact, in California, some cities decided to adopt austere budgets, leading to mass protest rallies. Imagine if this were to be enacted nation-wide, massive riots will occur and some city sectors will look like ravaged war zones.

                            However, I don't know if gradual austerity will stave off the looming economic disaster, or this will calm down the investors and creditors alike, giving a much needed boost to confidence in various sovereign governments trying to solve the crisis.

                            Dan
                            Major James Holden, Georgia Badgers Militia of Rainbow Regiment, American Civil War

                            "Aim small, miss small."

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Cheetah772 View Post
                              That's true, but at the same time, I'm wondering if it's more wise to wean people off various public assistance programs more slowly, enacting austerity measures more gradually?

                              Extreme austerity measures will turn some people off, as evident in Greece's case, where mass protests are common, and a revolution nearly occurred. As matter of fact, in California, some cities decided to adopt austere budgets, leading to mass protest rallies. Imagine if this were to be enacted nation-wide, massive riots will occur and some city sectors will look like ravaged war zones.

                              However, I don't know if gradual austerity will stave off the looming economic disaster, or this will calm down the investors and creditors alike, giving a much needed boost to confidence in various sovereign governments trying to solve the crisis.

                              Dan
                              Obviously harsh austerity hurts, but without it your debt keeps rising and you'll end up paying the price down the road. Europe really needs to fundamentally change the way their economy works. It needs a complete structural reform to the right. It spends far too much and has nothing to show for it.
                              A wild liberal appears! Conservative uses logical reasoning and empirical evidence! It's super effective! Wild liberal faints.

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                              • #30
                                The new French President has declared "an end to austerity", heavier taxes on the wealthy and the adoption of pro-growth strategies.. Greece now looks set to go down the same path. Up to now, European countries have followed the doctrine of austerity, compared to the US which has followed the doctrine of stimulus and growth. Whereas the US is growing (albeit at a very slow rate), so far, it hasn't worked out at all well in Europe and the UK has even gone back into recession.

                                These are two completely opposing strategies.

                                Which one will be successful?

                                How the Hell would I know?


                                Philip
                                Last edited by PhilipLaos; 07 May 12, 00:09.
                                "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."— Bertrand Russell

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