Chris Farrell: "Unretirement"
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In recent years, budget battles in Washington have featured dire warnings about an older American workforce. We’ve heard that a wave of aging baby boomers would bankrupt Social Security and Medicare, and threaten American economic prosperity. But author Chris Farrell argues these doomsayers have it wrong: advances in medical care mean people are living longer and healthier lives and want to continue working instead of retiring. And many of these older workers are starting new businesses that are boosting economic growth. The ‘unretirement’ trend and what it means for the American workplace and society.
senior economics contributor for American Public Media's "Marketplace" and contributing economics editor for Bloomberg Business Week
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