Posted by: Chris Maloney | November 21, 2011

Many Americans say they will have to work until theyre 80 – latimes.com

Many Americans say they will have to work until theyre 80 – latimes.com.

So, if that’s the case, what exactly is social security for?  If the reality is that the social net isn’t working to allow people to retire, what are we doing to comprehend this level of shift?

Are we also completely missing our massive educated workforce, put out to pasture when they’ve just reached their peak performance?  Where are our engineers, our scientists?  We’ve told them to all go home fifteen years before they should.  Instead they end up working low-paying, low-skill jobs that our young people desperately need.

It is necessary for us to reconsider what old age means and to redefine the retirement age as that which we do only as a possibility at 65, not as a certainty.

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