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The anti-industrial revolution

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The inner threat

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Our own softness

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Born in 1921

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Old people

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A rising national problem

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Debt threatens democracy

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One hundred billion a year

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Could we earn it? And do we want to?

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Why things grow old

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The rising curve of prophets

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Sold out to the future

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