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How To Solve Social Security

Make old people young again, says Glenn Reynolds.

The original justification for retirement was that by the time people reached a certain age, they were worn out and used up and deserved a few years of dignified leisure in their decline. But that idea is already changing as lives extend, and medical developments on the horizon suggest that it might change a lot more. Could we save our troubled pension systems by developing ways to keep people healthy, and working, much longer?

That’s one way to go. Obviously, another way to go would be to make them vampires.

There’s also another solution too:

On second thought, maybe Glenn’s got the right idea.

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