AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
The bottom line: when you turn 36, nature takes away 2 % of your hormones every year, giving you gray hair, wrinkles, loss-of-shape, and death (at the end). It is up to you how you manage your decline. But isn't it a loosing proposition to try to run upwards on this downward escalator? Let's allow old people to reduce their own life expectancy.
First of all no one should be working 12 hrs a day ...it should be 8 and following your slly synopsis the world should be run by a logans run attitude...you become worthless at 30 and they just kill ya.....I have no idea where this new national attitude has come from....but I seriously dont like it...and im hoping most of america sees exactly whats going on
All of you people that think these mid-50's people can get jobs:
Given a choice between a 25-year-old that used to make $20k/yr and a 55-year-old that used to make $50k/yr which would you hire for your $25k/yr job? How about a somewhat physical $20k/yr job? Or even an easy $16k/yr job?
If any of you answered "I'd hire the old person" I'd suggest you've either never been responsible for hiring people or you haven't thought the matter through.
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Life goes on within you and without you. -Harrison
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After you learn quantum mechanics you're never really the same again. -Weinberg
When Mexicans stop paying coyotes to leave their own country and stop risking their lives sneaking across the desert to come here for work then and only then will I take the supposition that you can't find a job here seriously.