This week the US census bureau announced that, within 10 years and for the first time in history, old people will outnumber young people across the globe. They were careful not to be too judgmental about this – there being so little we can do about it anyway – and concentrated not on consequent problems but on the "challenges to policymakers". And yet whenever this demographic shift comes up, it is presented in terms of a crisis on one hand and a burden on the other . . . . Our aging world is is brilliant news!. . . . Read London Guardian columnist Zoe Williams’ take here.