Economic Problems And Health Life Extension

As illustrated by this Seattle Times piece, more people are thinking about how best to deal with future economic problems arising from the collision of serious anti-aging science with our present culture of entitlement and retirement. Greatly extended healthy life spans will bring wonderful, positive changes, but the old pro-death institutions will have to go. In essence, social security systems are badly broken pyramid schemes; there must be a transformation in the nature of retirement or we will see a terrible economic crash as these pyramid schemes spiral out of control. Unfortunately, as this author points out, "Republicans and Democrats will gladly worsen tomorrow's problems to win more of today's votes."



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