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Will retiring baby boomers bankrupt Social Security and Medicare? Are millions headed for a disastrous retirement with inadequate savings? Economics writer Chris Farrell thinks... Unretirement

Will retiring baby boomers bankrupt Social Security and Medicare? Are millions headed for a disastrous retirement with inadequate savings? Economics writer Chris Farrell thinks not. In this engaging, optimistic report, he shows that US workers are staying on the job longer – which fuels growth and infuses the economy with “entrepreneurial energy.” With powerful stories of people who reinvented their careers in their 60s and 70s, Farrell shows how older workers are transforming their lives and the workplace. He deals briefly with the plight of low-wage workers and argues for policies to strengthen their safety net. Farrell’s insights about “unretirement” are a refreshing change from the usual predictions of a Social Security meltdown and a “retirement crisis.” getAbstract recommends his reportage and suggestions to policymakers, human resources directors and those on the cusp of what perhaps should no longer be called the “retirement years.”