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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

40 Year-old Retirees - Age Discrimination in the News

Can you imagine a world in which people live to be 90 years old, yet are forced to retire at age 40? Can you imagine a viable economy being able to function in this situation? If the current employment trends continue, this is going to become our reality in just a few years from now.

Not convinced that this is the direction in which we are heading? Read the collection of articles referenced through the links below and form an educated opinion of your own.

USA Today:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/11/22/90-age-discrimination-suits-reflect-growing-issue-tech/93110594/

Huffington Post:
Huffington Post Articles Collection

CNBC:
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/02/age-discrimination-is-starting-to-hit-workers-in-their-40s-commentary.html

USA Today:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2016/08/24/hp-hpe-hpq-age-discrimination-lawsuit/89270876/

Bloomberg:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-26/here-s-proof-that-age-discrimination-is-widespread-in-the-job-market

PBS Newshour:
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/age-discrimination-in-the-workplace-starts-as-early-as-35/

Harvard Business Review:
https://hbr.org/2016/03/older-women-are-being-forced-out-of-the-workforce

Reuters:
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-employment-discrimination-age-idUSKCN0SD1Z720151019

The Washington Post:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/baby-boomers-are-taking-on-ageism--and-losing/2016/08/03/43d6664c-120c-11e6-8967-7ac733c56f12_story.html

L.A. Times:
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe0426-neumark-age-women-discrimination-date-20160427-story.html

The Guardian:
https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/apr/02/ageing-retirement-workforce-discrimination

OregonLive:
http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/06/portland_jury_awards_12_millio.html

Are you immune to age discrimination? Is this other people's problem? Are you waiting for politicians to solve this problem before you become a victim of age discrimination? Is Global Warming going to solve this problem?

Your ideas and your actions (or lack thereof) count. Add your comments below.

--Dr. Flywheel

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