Read the article and for some obscure and unknown reason; Mother Theresa ... Nelson Mandela ..... Fred Hollows .... and other inspiring older (past "retirement" age) individuals , when they were still alive and working so hard (mostly voluntary)...no-one complained about those wonderful older citizens!!
Seems that so long as us Baby Boomers aren't "stealing" the jobs of the younger generation, we're acceptable.
It's OK for us to give our time and selves as volunteers...but don't dare any of us hold a paid position!!
I come from a town here in Oz, whereby once a woman married, she had to resign her position!!!!
No married women were permitted to work!!
Yes, it was a Union run city in the outback!!!
Sure, no young women were without employment ... but you had a town full of unfulfilled, depressed, bored witless married women!!
Thankfully, with progress, that has now changed!!!
I think the world has and is changing at such a rate, what once worked, no longer does.
Government pension schemes were once an "entitlement" many many people relied on in retirement.
However, that was in a different time and with different expectations of retirement living.
In Australia; private superannuation schemes were once only the domain of the Military, the governments (both federal and state) bankers, legal professions, wealthy business folks, other companies etc.... the everyday person either never knew about superannuation, couldn't afford to fund it, only their employer contributed to a fund on their behalf ... etc etc.
It wasn't until the 1980's as I recall, that "ordinary" /everyday citizens were strongly encouraged to join a superannuation fund / scheme.
That's when it began to become very evident that there was not going to be enough money in the governments kitty to fund age pensions.
There was a scramble for folks to join funds / schemes and begin their own contributions.
However, for many it is a case of: too late. There would never be enough accumulated to finance a comfortable retirement.
I don't know too many Aussies who are not having their retirement funds topped up by a government pension as well.