I noticed that everyone quickly jumped to the population problem. In fact this is not an issue at all.
Everything that grows exponentially has a doubling rate. One could easily argue that the real problem is in the newer generations since they will always represent significantly bigger population than the previous one. So the issue is not people not dying quickly, the problem is people being born. If everyone stopped having kids and would magically become biologically immortal the growth rate would be negative or 0% (due to the fact that people die in accidents).
Oh and by the way the only sustainable growth rate is exactly 0% not more. Anything more would mean it has a doubling rate. It's basic math.
It's true that population is not a big issue. But I am afraid the corrupt would use it to maintain their status indefinitely.