“ageism — discrimination on the basis of age” exists | “You’re How Old? We’ll Be in Touch.” – a New York Times opinion column

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by Ashton Applewhite | OPINION – The New York Times

It might not seem that Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump have much in common. But they share something important with each other and with a whole lot of their fellow citizens. Both are job seekers. And at ages 68 and 70, respectively, they’re part of a large group of Americans who are radically upending the concept of retirement.

“In 2016, almost 20 percent of Americans 65 and older are working. Some of them want to; many need to. The demise of traditional pensions means that many people have to keep earning in their 60s and 70s to maintain a decent standard of living.

“These older people represent a vast well of productive and creative potential.”

Click here to read this New York Times opinion column in its entirety.

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