Aging

Op-Ed

The Health Time Bomb That Could Cost Us Billions

Author: Michael W. Hodin
The Fiscal Times

Michael W. Hodin says the global forecast for Alzheimer's is not good, arguing, "If we don't make significant strides in prevention, treatment and cures, Alzheimer's will turn the miracle of longevity into a society-wide curse."

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Op-Ed

Women, Aging, and Economic Growth

Author: Michael W. Hodin
Huffington Post

Michael W. Hodin argues that President Obama missed an opportunity at the G20 meeting to show the world how the lessons from America's women's movement can solve the world's growing economic woes.

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Op-Ed

Outsourcing Aging?

Author: Michael W. Hodin
Huffington Post

Michael W. Hodin argues that Hollywood's recent attention to retirement, even if lighthearted, is a confrontation of the subject of population aging, the most profound transformation of our time.

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Op-Ed

2012 Graduates: You'll Live Long, Now Prosper

Author: Michael W. Hodin
Huffington Post

Michael W. Hodin says today's graduates are facing an unprecedented era of aging populations that will force them to rethink what it means to age and reinvent education so it becomes a lifelong pursuit.


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Op-Ed

21st Century Tax Policy and Aging Populations

Author: Michael W. Hodin
Huffington Post

Michael W. Hodin says that as more Americans will be over sixty in the 21st century, tax and spend policies will have to shift profoundly if the United States is to avoid burdensome, confiscatory rates on those in the traditional working population.

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Op-Ed

Australia’s Long View of the Aging Dilemma

Author: Michael W. Hodin
The Fiscal Times

Michael W. Hodin says Australia's recognition that its economic success in the coming decades hinges on dealing with aging populations is a step in the right direction, but a paradigm shift that enables a reasonable percentage of individuals over age sixty-five to remain economically active still needs to occur.

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Op-Ed
Renewing America

Renewing America

Safer Social Security

Author: Peter R. Orszag
New York Times

Peter Orszag says that the Bowles-Simpson proposal could eliminate the long-term deficit in Social Security and make the system much more progressive. Even though Social Security is not a major contributor to our long-term deficits, reforming it could help the federal government establish much-needed credibility on solving out-year fiscal problem.

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Op-Ed

Debt and the Demographics of Aging

Authors: Robert N. Butler and Michael W. Hodin
Washington Times

Robert N. Butler and Michael W. Hodin argue, ""There is solid evidence that aging can be treated as an unprecedented opportunity for investment in economic growth."

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