New Retirement Age: ∞

I was reading this “Boomers Will Work Until They Drop” article, and I had an odd thought:

Would some younger folks’ opinions of Social Security change if they looked at it from a different perspective? What if, instead of considering it money-down-a-hole-that-we’ll-never-see-again we considered it a payment to older people to get out of the job market, thus freeing up jobs for us?

Oh wait…that’s extortion. “Extortion” has an even worse social connotation than “pyramid scheme”.

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