Oh No! Living Longer, How Terrible!

You'll find a real classic of anti-longevity sentiment at the Washington Dispatch. Living longer, healthier lives, how terrible some people think it would be! Despite years of advocacy and education, many basic errors in thinking about healthy life extension (and society and economics in general for that matter) remain widespread, especially amongst the wonks concerned with social security. This one in particular doesn't seem to understand that longer lives mean longer, healthier lives - and more years of work and savings. The underlying sentiment that it is better for people to suffer and die than to change a broken system is distressingly common. Change happens - in this case, wonderful change leading to longer lives and healthier people. Be prepared for the future and you'll do just fine.

Link: http://www.washingtondispatch.com/article_10773.shtml

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