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Robert Samuelson fails to 'come to terms' with aging
Robert Samuelson fails to 'come to terms' with aging

Washington Post economics columnist Robert Samuelson was wringing his hands this weekend over America's "dysfunctional" politics, and the country's consequent failure to deal with several trends that, if not halted, are destined to impoverish us all. No argument on the first part of the hand-wringing. On the second part, Samuelson is stacking his own deck.   A big target of Samuelson's concern is the elderly. "Every day 10,000 baby boomers turn 65," Samuelson wrote. "The retiree flood is swamping the federal budget." We can stipulate to the first assertion. The second is a complete non sequitur. ALSO: What Bill Maher got wrong about...

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