Economic benefits of longevity

The Wall St Journal carries an article by Sonia Arrison on the potential for, and benefits of, greater longevity. Her conclusions are similar to those I proposed in a recent article in Policy on The New Future of Old Age:

The world’s advanced societies are finally in a position to launch a true offensive against the seemingly irresistible terms imposed on our lives by disease and death. That’s good news for us as individuals and for humanity as a whole. A longer span of healthy years will lead to greater wealth and prospects for happiness.

Extract from Living to 100 and Beyond – WSJ.com

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