Aging U.S. needs to get economics right on immigration

“Immigrants – we get the job done” is one of the most famous lines from “Hamilton,” the hit Broadway musical. But the play’s creator, Lin Manuel Miranda, might well have written: “Immigrants – we keep the country young.” The Trump administration’s move last week to end protections and benefits for young people who were brought […]

Age discrimination persists 50 years after anti-bias law’s passage

Imagine a time when employers hung out a sign that effectively told job seekers, “People over 55 need not apply.” That was the U.S. job market in the 1960s, when more than half of private-sector job openings explicitly barred older applicants, and one quarter even refused to look at applicants over age 45, according to […]

Latest Republican assault on healthcare would punish older Americans

The Republicans’ battle to repeal Obamacare is starting to look less like warfare and more like a game of whack-a-mole. Each time a draconian plan pops up, advocates for healthcare and seniors – and grassroots opponents – grab their mallets and pound them back into their holes. And so it should be with the latest […]

Report card on aging nations gives U.S. mixed grades

Which nations are doing the best job adapting to their aging populations? Japan has the healthiest seniors. Spain gets top marks for supportive relatives and friends. In Norway, income inequality among older people is the lowest in the world. How about the U.S.? A new global aging index places the U.S. among the top five […]

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Latest Republican assault on healthcare would punish older Americans

The Republicans’ battle to repeal Obamacare is starting to look less like warfare and more like a game of whack-a-mole. Each time a draconian plan pops up, advocates for healthcare and seniors – and grassroots opponents – grab their mallets and pound them back into their holes. And so it should be with the latest […]

Aging U.S. needs to get economics right on immigration

“Immigrants – we get the job done” is one of the most famous lines from “Hamilton,” the hit Broadway musical. But the play’s creator, Lin Manuel Miranda, might well have written: “Immigrants – we keep the country young.” The Trump administration’s move last week to end protections and benefits for young people who were brought […]

Report card on aging nations gives U.S. mixed grades

Which nations are doing the best job adapting to their aging populations? Japan has the healthiest seniors. Spain gets top marks for supportive relatives and friends. In Norway, income inequality among older people is the lowest in the world. How about the U.S.? A new global aging index places the U.S. among the top five […]