World FInance / SCRC China suffers ageing population nearly 40 years after introduction of one-child policy November 21, 2017

kid-752289_960_720In 1979, China began what remains the largest demographic experiment in history. The country’s controversial one-child policy was introduced in a bid to slow the explosive birth rate of the world’s most populous country.

Fast-forward to the present, and it’s clear the policy has worked. Ironically, though, it has worked a little too well. China is now struggling with a shrinking labour force, which could spell economic disaster for the global heavyweight.

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CNN / Dr. Howard Samuels CNN International Newsroom with Dr. Howard C. Samuels on Opiod epidemic November 21, 2017
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CNN / Dr. Howard Samuels CNN International discusses Opioid epidemic with Dr Howard C Samuels November 21, 2017
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CNN / Dr. Howard Samuels Dr Howard C Samuels and Reef Karim on CNN – Debating the Opioid Epidemic November 21, 2017
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USA Today / SCRC Sip wine and chat about postponing motherhood — at an ‘egg social’ November 21, 2017

Baby_bellyNow, you might be sipping cocktails at an egg-freezing fête.

Judging from a recent event at a swanky Beverly Hills hotel, female fertility could be the next big thing in direct marketing.

About two dozen women — and a few men — gathered one night this fall in the presidential suite of the L’Ermitage in this famously upscale city to chat, drink wine and eat hors d’oeuvres while hearing about the possibility of freezing their eggs.

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