Monday, January 04, 2010

Strange Logic

Hearing this news story today of the concern now being expressed about the number of young people not in work.  Is it really any surprise?  Surely a lot of the problem is caused by the raising of the retirement age, or those working beyond retirement age.   I fail to see the logic in making people work longer when there are so many young unemployed people.

It seems to me that there is a very easy, logical solution - to either hold or better still, to lower the retirement age.   That way people, like myself (who will now have to work beyond the current 60, because our birthdays fall just after the cut off date)  would be able to retire having worked all their lives  and leave jobs for younger people.

But, I guess that`s just too simple!


eija said...

I have wondered about the same thing. In Finland, too, they want to rise the retirement age, at the same time when young people are struggling to find work and those close to retirement age are forced to leave their jobs :(

seethroughfaith said...

you two should be in govt. I'd vote for you :)