Re: NEWS: Ageing recession warning

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Fri Aug 31 2001 - 01:52:57 MDT

At 06:14 PM 8/30/01 +0200, Anders wrote:

>And the idea of
>volunteer activities of retired people as a solution of labour
>shortage has been floating around - talk about the exact opposite of
>the right solution! :-)

Why is that, Anders? Wrong kind of skills? Dragging down prices of existing
labor? I can see all kinds of upsides, though. The rediscovery of
community, for a start, and an opportunity for lots of disconnected people
who might otherwise remain isolated and anomic at home.

Damien Broderick

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