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Old 03-23-2016, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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I think I will be healthier when I am done sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day and am up moving around and doing things around the house that I don't have time for now - cleaning, painting, organizing, downsizing, rearranging, pruning, etc. After 8 hours at a desk, I frankly am lethargic, tired, and have no energy to do those things. Inertia - an object at rest stays at rest.

Now you'll spend 8 hours a day on your computer posting in forums like this.
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Old 03-23-2016, 08:18 PM
 
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Nationally, about half of workers retire every year earlier than they planned.
33 percent want to work past 65 but half retire at 62 or earlier.
https://www.ebri.org/files/Final-FS....ects.FINAL.pdf

I plan to retire in a few years and do some volunteer work. Guess the Cato Institute doesn't consider that real work.
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Old 03-23-2016, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Now you'll spend 8 hours a day on your computer posting in forums like this.
That would actually be a valid point if posters did, in fact, spend 8 hours a day on the computer without any breaks (or even two 10 minute breaks) allotted for stretching the legs or going to the bathroom.
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Old 03-23-2016, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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That would actually be a valid point if posters did, in fact, spend 8 hours a day on the computer without any breaks (or even two 10 minute breaks) allotted for stretching the legs or going to the bathroom.
seems illegal or stupid.
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Old 03-23-2016, 10:09 PM
 
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The libertarian Cato Institute recently flagged a paper published as part of the International Social Security Project by the National Bureau of Economic Research which tried to quantify just how much unused “work capacity” there is among retired Americans. Researchers determined that about 28 percent of Americans between the ages of 55 and 69 are healthy enough to be working but are not.

Get Off the Couch, Grandpa: Study Says Elderly Can Work Longer | The Fiscal Times

The real slackers, though, are people aged 70 to 74. The study found that 39 percent are still healthy enough to work but do not.

After all, shouldn't we all work until we drop?

There would be even fewer jobs for college graduates and the 30-55 age range.
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:15 AM
 
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The libertarian Cato Institute recently flagged a paper published as part of the International Social Security Project by the National Bureau of Economic Research which tried to quantify just how much unused “work capacity” there is among retired Americans. Researchers determined that about 28 percent of Americans between the ages of 55 and 69 are healthy enough to be working but are not.

Get Off the Couch, Grandpa: Study Says Elderly Can Work Longer | The Fiscal Times

The real slackers, though, are people aged 70 to 74. The study found that 39 percent are still healthy enough to work but do not.

After all, shouldn't we all work until we drop?
Unused work capacity? The labor market can't even accommodate the unused work capacity that is actually looking to be used.
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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Yep, whose jobs would we be taking? I don't care what some dumb study says, I've worked since I was 16 except for the few years I was an unpaid caregiver and these last 2 years are murder. I can't wait to quit.
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Old 03-24-2016, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Everyone seems to be missing the point. How long can most seniors continue to work before they need to retire and collect Social Security benefits ?

The youngest generations are already scheduled to claim full retirement benefits at 67 and (some) politicians are proposing to raise their full retirement age even higher. I personally think the underlying data used in the paper sucks, but I can see where certain politicians would use the results to bolster their argument in raising the full retirement age.
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Old 03-24-2016, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Wonderful. Then I suggest Rob Garver, the author of this article, and all the other proponents of working until death do just that. The rest of us can make our own personal decisions about what we want for our lives
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Old 03-24-2016, 07:44 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I never thought of it, but that is a goal I will reach for. Let's see I worked since I was 13, retired at 58 from the same career of 35 years, 64 1/2 now, so I plan to be retired until um...117? Sounds good to me!
I was in the workforce for 42 yrs before I retired. But I still have a part-time consulting job that I work at from home- still paying income taxes, Medicare and SS for that income so I guess it counts as work. Wow, at age 68 now, have been retired from my last job for 4.5 yrs, guess that means I'd need to work till I'm 114 to even that out. Well, 114 and counting.

But, to the CATO Institute who opines that many of us seniors need to get off our duffs and go to work, as far as I'm concerned, they can sit on it and spin.
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