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Aging whites v poor browns

November 16, 2011

Occidental Quarterly contributor Yggdrasil highlights what could turn out to be a fatal problem for today’s multicultural democracies – the aging white population and its inability to continue to subsidise low-income non-whites.

Since ‘burn baby burn’ in the 60s, we’ve seen numerous copycat instances of Blacks and Muslims rioting when they’ve faced high unemployment and a lack of white investment in non-white areas. Think of the UK riots of 1981, 2001 and 2011, the LA riots of 91, and the Paris riots of the 90s and 00s.

But, in each of these cases, the government has been able to ameliorate the situation by pumping taxpayer’s money into the disaffected areas.

Now western governments have much less room to maneuver. The aging white population will soon be consuming a far greater share of government resources while the number of income taxpayers is rapidly declining. This means there’s little money left over for governments to address the problems of low-income non-whites.

If the recent past is anything to go by, the prefered solution to this problem is likely to be further immigration from South and East Asia. While this may help to increase tax revenues, it presents another problem in that Asian immigrants will be competing for jobs with middle class whites in a slow-growing economy.

In the 1930s liberal democracy nearly collapsed when it proved unable to provide economic stability and jobs. In the 1980s the Soviet Union never recovered from a collapse in oil prices. Perhaps this time the retirement of the boomers will spell the end of liberal democracy.

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