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Pity we can’t have “Japan’s lost decade” in Britain

One of the examples usually given by the supposed ‘experts’ of the dangers of deflation and economic stagnation is Japan. The economic pundits are forever talking and writing about “Japan’s lost decade”. But do the ‘experts’ really understand what has has actually happened in Japan over the last 10 years or so?

Here are a couple of relevant data points:

1. People’s spending decreases after they enter their mid fifties:

spending by age group

(click on charts to see more clearly)

Although this chart is from the US, it applies in almost any developed country – after people pass the age of 54, they tend to spend less money on “stuff”.

2. Japan has an ageing and declining population:

japan ageing population 2


This means that the Japanese are likely to spend less. Therefore any decline in GDP may not be proof of “a lost decade” but just a natural result of changes in demographics.

We also have an ageing population in Britain. But our rulers have chosen to deal with it by opening the borders to a tsunami of immigration – 46,000 people every month (one million every two years) – about half of them unskilled benefits scroungers from filthy, corrupt, crime-ridden, violent Third World hell-holes who just happen to hate us and everything about our society apart from our over-generous welfare system, free healthcare, free schooling, free housing, free everything. This has led to a rapid population increase in Britain, overcrowding and a virtual collapse in the NHS and our schools. Meanwhile, our rulers have borrowed and spent £100bn a year to pay benefits, housing and public services for all these millions of immigrants and claimed “look how much our economy is growing!” 

The Japanese, on the other hand, have decided to not let their country become an overcrowded, heavily-indebted Third World sewer and so their population has peaked and even started to go down as has their GDP. Is that a bad thing? Less congestion. Less overcrowding. Less pressure on housing and public services. Less borrowing.

Yes, the Japanese do have issues to deal with, in particular how to care for so many elderly.

But maybe there hasn’t been the “lost decade” the economics experts like to shove in our faces when warning us about the supposed ‘dangers’ of deflation. All we’re seeing in Japan might be the natural decline in spending as a population ages but doesn’t allow itself to be invaded by millions of people who would have no interest in Japan’s values and would absolutely refuse to integrate into Japanese society.

So, which route would you have preferred for Britain? The one chosen by our rulers which is turning our once green and peaceful country into a crowded, concrete-covered, violent, bankrupt Third World cesspit? Or the one chosen by Japan’s rulers – keep the borders closed and manage the gradual decline in population and GDP?

Personally, I’d much prefer Japan’s solution. I believe Japan hasn’t had a “lost decade” at all. But we have definitely lost our country and we can never get it back.

For most of my life, I was too busy trying to earn a living to question what I read in the papers or heard on TV. It’s only since I’ve been blacklisted as a whistleblower and started writing books that I’ve realised what total and utter b*ll*x many supposed ‘experts’ feed us. This is why I write the blog – to try to tell the truth the mainstream media never mentions about what is really happening to our country.

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3 comments to Pity we can’t have “Japan’s lost decade” in Britain

  • Barry Richards

    People with money hang on to it and avoid tax. The people who have paid tax all their lives are leaving Britain before there’s nothing left. The people in debt have little to spend after food, housing and smart phones. People on benefits are hoping that the money keeps rolling in and the Government are spending all the money they can borrow and look after themselves whilst talking the economy up. Whoops I went a bit cynical again. Where are my rose tinted glasses gone?

  • Keen Reader

    But isn’t it reassuring to be reminded how little certain people in our “Big Society” suffer financially in these hard times?
    Jack Straw is filmed as saying that his “services” cost £5,000 PER DAY and Malcolm Rifkin doubtless rates his in the same league. Rifkin is in the news as saying it’s “unrealistic for an MP to live on a salary of £67K p.a.” (he hopes we’ll forget about the expenses I suppose, not to mention the probable list of lucrative non-exec. directorships, each of which bring in thousands for a few days’ attendance a year). Many pensioners I know live on far less than £10,000 per annum. (Yes – that’s just 2 days of Jack Straw’s time.)
    Snouts are well and truly in the trough again – snort, gobble, root in the mire, snort and gobble again. And no – I’m not cynical, any more than is Barry Richards. We are merely realistic.

  • NoMore

    Nothing wrong with a declining population if technology and globalisation have taken a lot of the unskilled jobs. If everyone had their own personal NI fund that would have dealt with the unfunded liabilities fine.

    Now we have the worst of both worlds; lots of unskilled, uneducated people paid to create more and more unskilled, uneducated mouths to feed, the English culture and people betrayed, un-payable ever-rising debt and an alien colony camped within our walls waiting to take over.

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