Sean King

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Monday, August 25, 2008

The Impact of Ageing

Sarah Harper sums up the this century's greatest challenge in a single sentence: In 20 years' time half the population of Europe will be aged over 50.

And, the US won't be far behind.

Having said that, 50 ain't what it used to be. Fifty isn't the new forty, it's the new thirty. The sooner our state-funded pensions (like social security) figure this out and appropriately increase the retirement age, the better off we'll all be.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not to nitpick, but Ageing is actually Aging.

Love,

Your Sister

Sean King said...

Not in the UK (see the link in the original post above). ;-)