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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