America’s gerontocracy

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November 16, 2011
Acton Institute
by Samuel Gregg  
Posted in Commentary

"One fact that has become increasingly evident in the Great Recession’s wake is the disproportionate influence exerted upon economic policy by those aged 65 years or older. This group is far more economically secure than most other Americans -- according to a recent Pew Research Center study, the gap between the average net worth of those 65 and over and those under the age of 35 is increasing." (11/16/11)  

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