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50 is the New Retirement

You know, I’m beginning to think that 50 is the new retirement. Particularly for those of us who refuse to bite our tongues or pretend to go along to get along on jobs!   465 more words

U.S. Budget -- Military and Social Security

Discussion ebbs and flows on the topic of U.S. spending. Of particular interest to several of my liberal friends is military spending. Frequent Facebook posts on this subject claim that military spending consumes over half the budget. 755 more words

American Culture

Is Extending Working Life the Best Response to Population Ageing?

A stakeholders’policy workshop was held yesterday (24 January 2018) on the highly topical issue of Extended Working Life policy, at the NUI in Dublin. The event involved a presentation of preliminary policy-relevant findings from the EU-funded project, Gender, Older Workers and the Life-course, by project leader Dr Áine Ní Léime of NUI Galway. 402 more words

News & Current Affairs

Retirement age and the fallacy of progress

Weird as it seems, facing the tumultuous panorama out there and the aimless trajectory of our societies only focused in the optimization of finances and consumption of useless stuff, we can’t avoid to ask ourselves if the Nazi ideology surreptitiously is running behind the minds of a lot of leaders worldwide, and their obsession in mind control {Go1}. 632 more words

Civilizational Crisis

Ageism 2

Here we go. The article in this morning Times of India talks about it.

With only 7% workforce in over 50 age band, clearly most organisations are focusing on the young ones. 207 more words

Random Thoughts


I know its not a big deal for you popular bloggers but I have just achieved a 100 followers, 104 to be precise. Considering my intention was never to court people to read my blogs Im quite pleased. 446 more words

Mandatory retirement: Airing views on National Radio

I was recently invited to participate in a panel discussion on Mandatory Retirement on the Marian Finucane Show on RTE Radio 1. (For readers outside of Ireland, RTE Radio is the Radio arm of the Irish national public service broadcaster, Raidió Teilifís Éireann and the Marian Finucane show is one of Ireland’s highest rated weekend programs.) 202 more words