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    Thoughts on Ted C Fishman’s Shock of GrayIn the developed world people are living longer and having fewer children The culture is getting older in the aggregate which means that our institutions will increasingly bow to economic a

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    Really thought provoking the Confucian values of 'respect your elders' were written and obeyed at the time when life expectancy is 35; that within 50 years Japan went from being one of the youngest nations to one of the oldest; that the Greatest Generation was the first generation to grow old as a class; and the Baby Boo

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    This book reads like a collection of magazine articles with little to unify it besides the theme how the world is getting older There's really no uniue insights to be found if you are familiar with the controvery of an aging world books like Leisureville cover aspects of what he writes about in greater depth and detail Other than that it's mostly useful if you want a snapshot approach of issues aging raises but without any real analysis o

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    I was expecting another tale of an ineffective geriatric healthcare system similar to A Bittersweet Season or The failure of long term care What I got was a much wider view of how different nations are handling aging populationsFrom china's apathy and age arbitrage to the United States millions of immigrant workers demanding righ

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    Written in the style of Thomas Friedman’s “The World is Flat” Interesting read if you’re say 35 years old Depressing if like me you’re 70

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    Shock of Gray Ted C Fishman Scribner 2010Reviewed by Graham MulliganThe subtitle to this book describes the broad themes as ‘The aging of the world’s population and how it pits young against old child against parent worker against boss company against rival and nation against nation” The world’s population is getting older

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    I love it when a book furthers my knowledge in a field that I had no idea even existed This one did just thatThe sociological economic philosophycal and political aspects of people aging differently than before there are older people every year and their lifespan is getting longer every year are vastand this book focuses on identifying the problems It gives a lot of very well organised information on what is happening

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    This book is a bit academic but a must read for aging baby boomers Much of the subject matter has been predicted in The Blue Chair an interesting futuristic novel In many ways the book confirms what we are living in caring for aging parents In other ways the book gives a global perspective that we miss in the focus on our daily liv

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    This is the book I took with me on my recent trip to Panama It wasn’t an easy read because the book it’s full of stats which are overwhelming to read and interpret However I found the book interesting in seeing the correlation between economic markets and personal issues like family planning and elder care Here are some intere

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    If you haven't thought much about the implications of worldwide aging Shock of Gray will give you much to consider The book as structured as a sort of field survey of areas that are dealing firsthand with accelerated growth of senior populations Sarasota Spain Rockford Japan and China These lengthy vignettes are divided by chapters that deal with aging in a general sense All of this is peppered with fascinat

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Shock of Gray

Ies and countries remake themselves for ever growing populations of older citizens Who will suffer Who will benefit With vivid and witty reporting from American cities and around the world and through compelling interviews with families employers workers economists gerontologists government officials health care professionals corporate executives and small business owners Fishman reveals the astonishing and interconnected effects of global aging and why nations cultures and crucial human relationships are changing in this timely brilliant and important re This book is a bit academic but a must read for aging baby boomers Much of the subject matter has been predicted in The Blue Chair an interesting futuristic novel In many ways the book confirms what we are living in caring for aging parents In other ways the book gives a global perspective that we miss in the focus on our daily lives The profound effects of shifting populations draining young people from poorer countries in exchange for seeding economic growth and change in their homelands shrinking populations in the developed world creating openings for the most enterprising from other countries and the wealth drain from young to old in our constant pursuit of longevity at any price are just a few of the timely important issues raised in this book This is one of the most thought provoking books I ve read in a long time It has changed some of myown decisions about end of life issues in raising ethical uestions and choices we need to consider as we age The creativity of the old in solving some of their own problems was inspiring The amountof resources spent on keeping people alive is shocking when viewed from the perspective of futuregenerations being shortchanged to pay for all of it

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The N ew Y ork T imes bestselling author of C hin a Inc reports on the astounding economic and political ramifications of an aging world The world’s population is rapidly aging by the year 2030 one billion people will be sixty five or older As the ratio of the old to the young grows ever larger global aging has gone critical For the first time in history the number of people over age fifty will be greater than those under age seventeen Few of us under­stand the resulting massive effects on economies jobs and families Everyone is touched by this issue p Really thought provoking the Confucian values of respect your elders were written and obeyed at the time when life expectancy is 35 that within 50 years Japan went from being one of the youngest nations to one of the oldest that the Greatest Generation was the first generation to grow old as a class and the Baby Boomers are the first generation to live with the expectation of becoming old It s also terrifying and not just because of all the old people on the roads thinking about what the impact will be on the economy and society Malcolm Gladwell s article on the dependency ratio and Henry Fairlie s article Greedy Geezers from the New Republic March 28 1988 also published in Bite the Hand That Feeds You Essays and Provocations also do a good job of discussing the issue of an aging population

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Arents and children rich and poor retirees and workers and now veteran jour­nalist Ted C Fishman masterfully and movingly explains how our world is being altered in ways no one ever expected What happens when too few young people must support older people How do shrinking families cope with aging loved ones What happens when countries need millions of young workers but lack them How do compa­nies compete for young workers Why exactly do they shed old workers How are entire industries being both created and destroyed by demographic change How do communit Shock of Gray Ted C Fishman Scribner 2010Reviewed by Graham MulliganThe subtitle to this book describes the broad themes as The aging of the world s population and how it pits young against old child against parent worker against boss company against rival and nation against nation The world s population is getting older and as it does it is bringing new challenges for all societies Fishman warns the number of old and very old is climbing and we all have a lot of work to figure out how this change will affect us personally and communally in the next few decades Discrimination against older people is a key force in the world today and the author takes us on a worldwide journey as he describes how this plays outFactors that change young societies into aging ones are the same factors that make globalization attractive literacy and education that allows greater participation in the workforce better public healthcare enabling people to live longer healthier lives the movement of populations from low productivity agriculture jobs to high productivity urban jobs and the increased participation of women in the workforce The choices facing all governments that have aging populations are either to provide for aging and reduce expenditure on everything else or lower their commitment to provide for the aging portion of their population and spend on everything elseFishman s writing style and scholarship is fast paced and thorough In an entertaining opening chapter entitled Greetings from Florida God s Waiting Room he describes the retirement scene in Sarasota where staying active mentally and physically is the goal Migrants who come to Sarasota in the second half of life or its final third uarter or tenth do not come to grow old and fade They come for rejuvenation They come to spread their wings The top retirement complex is Plymouth Harbor you can see it here but there is a price Service jobs are low paid jobs and there are a lot of service jobs looking after the elderlySpain and Japan are two places where the phenomenon of living longer can be studied because both countries are going through this earlier than most Spain is the fastest aging country in Europe and a replacement younger population isn t going to come from within So what are the choices Fishman describes how Spanish authorities seek to replace the working age population with immigrants Immigration is coming from traditional sources like Morocco or Latin America where Spanish speaking workers looking for a better life money can easily come to work and send home remittances to raise the living standard of family members back home Contrast this to Japan where a tight racially pure society spurns immigration By 2050 Japan will have 41 million fewer inhabitants Tokyo and its contiguous urban areas has a population of 35 million people a uarter of the country s people Fishman describes the urban culture of the city where old men are called Big Junk or Soggy Leaves ouch Women on the other hand are caught in a life long trap of servitude first to their children and then to their parents who are living now longer than ever before Both Spain and Japan are healthy places to live and growing old very old is common and food it seems is the reasonNorth American cities hollowed out by globalizing multinational corporations and the recent recession seek to adapt to the double blow of economic change and demographic change by asserting a new vigorous response One interesting example is Kalamazoo where something called The Promise offers a no strings attached pledge to provide every schoolchild in the city tuition money to attend any public college or university in Michigan The idea is to draw people to the community and keep them engaged Another phenomenon known as a NORC Naturally Occurring Retirement Community is seen as a stable way of life without giving up social connections Self organized communities of older citizens live in close proximity in condominiums or suburban neighborhoods in places like metropolitan Phoenix or Atlanta or Kelowna Fishman s last example of an aging society is China This comes as a surprise when we think of the rapidly developing China we see on the news but when we look at the numbers we see a different picture In 2009 the over sixty population eualed 167 million people By 2050 one in three Chinese citizens will be over sixty Next in line for the aging of its population and currently undergoing rapid transforming globalization is India After that comes Africa

  • Hardcover
  • 416
  • Shock of Gray
  • Ted C. Fishman
  • English
  • 10 March 2018
  • 9781416551027