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January 16,6: There was good old Al Gore in his first presidential debate against Bismarck s foreign policy W. It was 16 years and a lifetime ago. Back when winning the presidential election by almostvotes and still losing the presidency seemed the worst travesty imaginable.
It is a travesty. Besides, the biggest changes that have taken place between the first U. No, there is something much bigger going on than what has been dominating your Twitter Feeds for the past year.
The financial iceberg America seemed to be careening toward for the past 30 years, the unfunded retirement health care liability that many sound-minded politicians and economists warned would bankrupt us all, looks quite different now.
This once-existential threat to the U.
You can see it in the gleaming billionaire faces of U. After all, he is the oldest president in U. But in a strange way, this group of billionaires and former generals is a manifestation of what may be the most positive transformation that has taken place in America since the IT boom.
They are, by any traditional standard, old. And, as their new boss would note, they are energetic.
At the time they took office, their median age was roughly that of retirement. But they, like lots of other Americans in their mids, are just getting started on a new chapter in their careers. It used to be a paradox of the workplace: The physical burdens of labor would force the most experienced workers out of the marketplace.
They would enter retirement and become a costly burden on society. This detrimental pattern was a result of the nature of work and the nature of life. For many Americans, working in the 20th century was hard and physical.
Correspondingly, the average life expectancy of the American man in was 46 years. It is often observed that when the conservative Prussian statesman Otto von Bismarck — the first to propose government-sponsored retirement in Germany in — set retirement at age 70, it was roughly as long as most people could ever expect to live.
But today, the picture is different: Life expectancy for women in countries like Japan, Switzerland, and Singapore is in excess of 85 years, while the life expectancy for men has reached 80 years in at least a dozen countries. These statistics are only changing more rapidly.
Today, a 1-year-old in the United States has a 50 percent chance of living to And it is likely that over that year life, that child is likely to work from age 20 through age 80 or even older.Otto von Bismarck: Otto von Bismarck, prime minister of Prussia (, ) and founder and first chancellor () of the German Empire whose time in office took Prussia from the weakest of the five European powers to, as the unified German Empire, the foremost military and industrial power on .
The first major failure in Bismarck’s foreign policy was in his handling of the ‘War in Sight Crisis’ of when the French recovery and rearmament provoked Germany into a diplomatic crisis, this then escalated out of control, with the Chancellor prohibiting any . Bismarck's second goal in his foreign policy was to keep these two countries from fighting Russo-Turkish War () War that resulted from Russian expansion into the Ottoman Empire, it was ended by the Treaty of Sans Stefano.
Who's Who - Otto von Bismarck Otto von Bismarck (), born on April 1, at Schönhausen, is considered the founder of the German Empire. Voice The Art of the Regime Change Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal has one goal in mind — and no plan to achieve it.
Otto von Bismarck - Domestic policy: From the defeat of Austria in until Bismarck was allied primarily with the National Liberals.
Together they created a civil and criminal code for the new empire and accomplished Germany’s adoption of the gold standard and move toward free trade.