Whose future are we securing?

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HEATHROW — There’s a story in the paper today about the Egyptian queen Nefertiti who we can now tell has had an ancient form of facelift.

And when you look at that down the years 3,400 years gone, it seems incredibly silly and facile.

So how will we look, one or two generations on, fighting our way out of this self-imposed economic pickle?

Who are we making plans for? What future are we securing?

Here’s some interesting ideas about where the youngest populations in the world can be found:

– Almost 1/3 of the world’s population is between the ages of 10 and 24.
– Most of those young people are in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
– There are almost SIX TIMES as many young people in the developing world as their are in the developed world.

Are any of these people in the front of our minds? They’re going to own the future that we’re trying to shape.

Or are we focused on protecting our pensions… and maybe picking up a face-lift along the way…?

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