Friday, August 28, 2015

The Future is out of This World

As if we needed a reminder, the Center for Disease Control reminds us that with each new dawning - 365 days a year, every year - another 10,000 Americans turn 65 years old. And, in less than two decades from now, the 65 and older population will represent 20 percent of the total national population, and will be focused on heading for a majority percentage somewhere between 2040 and 2050. While you and I will have surrendered our seats at the table long before these things happen, my children and yours as well will be around as national political power via the voting ballot swings to the old and the wise. And, mind you, that is not going to happen only in the United States but in most of the industrialized nations of the world. That's a lot of gray for one old world to carry.