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Paid Work – Long Past 65 – Can Benefit Everyone

April 20th, 2012

Originally Posted on The Huffington Post

Paid Work – Long Past 65 – Can Benefit  Everyone

Thoughts on a wonderful  new book, Retirement on the Line,  by Caitrin Lynch, an anthropologist who spent 5 years exploring a small – and very profitable – manufacturing company in Boston which hires most of its workers when they’re over 65. Some of those working on the production lines are in their 80s and 90s. It’s a fascinating read which asks some very tough questions about the relationship between work, aging  and social values. This is an issue  which we avoid at our peril.

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