Just like all the other zombie/plague type movies it involves a large population reduction scenario.
After the movie one of my friends casually and cynically quipped that IF there were to be some sort of non-trivial population reduction event of a more realistic kind such as flu pandemic, then after a brief 'panic' period, financial markets could well soar!? The rationale being that IF a non-trivial portion of the elderly/later aged 'boomers', in particular, were removed from society then a large number of financial burdens carried by governments, pension funds, etc would be dramatically reduced if not eliminated?
Thus, strictly lightheartedly, in keeping with the frequent 'boomer'/retiree bashing here on HPC would such an event be welcome as a form of major financial 'reset'?
(NOTE: I say 'financial' reset as opposed to 'social' reset as such an event would obviously have a large, intangible collective traumatic cost long after the event - such as WW1)
Just how much financial liability/burden would be removed - and thus ultimately result in lower taxes/etc for the younger demographic remaining?
This post has been edited by anonguest: 15 February 2012 - 11:21 AM