When comparing Australia's growth chances to the European predicament of shrinking and decline, it should not be hard to decide which path is more tempting. Growth is not everything, but without growth everything is more difficult. [...]
Given the choice between managing Australia’s growing population and administering the demographic decline of wide parts of Europe, there should be no doubt which of the two is the more pleasant scenario. The task of responsible politicians is not to scare the population about migrants. It should be to explain the benefits that our growing population entails. [...]
Ideas@TheCentre – The CIS newsletter (Sydney), 9 July 2010 Prime Minister Julia Gillard is working hard to distance herself from her predecessor as she redefines [...]
Generationen von Schulkindern haben gelernt, dass die europäische Geschichte mit Athen und Rom beginnt. In Zukunft wird ihnen ebenfalls beigebracht werden, dass an diesen Orten auch das Ende Europas seinen Anfang nahm. Denn Europa steht nicht nur vor der Schuldenkrise, sondern auch vor der Demografie-Krise.
Schoolchildren around the world learn that European history starts with Athens and Rome. In future times, they will also be taught that the end of modern Europe began in the same places. [...]