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The Imaginary Time Bomb diffuses the myth that the aging baby-boomer population is producing a downward economic spiral. Phil Mullan argues that the growing preoccupation with aging has nothing to do with demography in itself and more to do with justifying further reductions of the role of the state in the economy and curbing the welfare state.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Older people Government policy Forecasting, Older people Social conditions, Aging Economic aspects, Human services Economic aspects