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Demographie als Herausforderung für die Demokratie

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Ältere gehen eher zur Wahl. Zudem wächst ihr Anteil an den Wahlberechtigten. Spätestens bei der Bundestagswahl 2021 werden mehr als die Hälfte der Wähler über 55 Jahre alt sein. Was das bedeuten kann, zeichnete sich schon im Rentenwahlkampf 2013 ab. Beim TV-Duett 2017 sprachen die Bundeskanzlerin und ihr Herausforderer viel über die Vergangenheit und Gegenwart, wenig über die Zukunft. Einig waren sie sich darin, Ältere zu beruhigen: Keine Rente mit 70 - über wachsende Lebenserwartung und die Überforderung der Jüngeren durch die Finanzierung eines zunehmend unfairen Generationenvertrags wurde leider nichts gesagt. Wird Stillstand zum Staatsziel? Für Deutschland sind derzeit weniger die (überbewerteten) Unterschiede zwischen "arm" und "reich" das Problem, sondern die wachsende Kluft zwischen den Generationen und die Umverteilung von Jung zu Alt.

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  • Eilfort, Michael, 2017. "Demographie als Herausforderung für die Demokratie," Zeitthemen 01, Stiftung Marktwirtschaft / The Market Economy Foundation, Berlin.
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    1. Raddatz, Guido, 2019. "Das bedingungslose Grundeinkommen – ein Luftschloss," Zeitthemen 02, Stiftung Marktwirtschaft / The Market Economy Foundation, Berlin.

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