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View Diary: US Drops to 49th in the World for Life Expectancy, Recent Study Shows Obama's Health Plan Justified (302 comments)

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  •  The irony of all of these long-term projections (3+ / 0-)

    about a crisis that doesn't yet exist, is that we have no valid reasons to assume that the reality will be that life expectancy will continue to increase any more than it will decrease for any number of possible reasons.

    And in addition to the natural variables in the age at which one might reasonably be anticipated to continue to work for an income, with a surplus of workers and no specific plans for government to create jobs into the foreseeable future, the great majority of jobs will go to younger workers with more stamina to meet increasing expectations.  This is a general assumption, but nonetheless, it seems to already be a prejudice of the "new century" for everyone who is not fortunate enough to have a "leadership" role in employment.

    He was quick and alert in the things of life, but only in the things, and not in the significances. Jack London

    by blueoasis on Mon Oct 11, 2010 at 06:31:53 AM PDT

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