New America Foundation’s panel “Can we live long and prosper?”, featuring Dr. Michael Birt (video)

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Can We Live Long and Prosper?
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Life Expectancy Rate and the Public and Private Sector
Dr. Michael Birt participated in the panel discussion “Can we live long and prosper?” at “The Future of Longevity,” an event hosted in Washington, DC by The New America Foundation.

Human longevity is drastically increasing. In the coming years, it seems possible that we will live out our extra years or even decades in vitality and good health. But will we be able to keep pace? In an age of rapid technological and scientific progress, our communities, politics, and economic institutions are underprepared for the coming challenge of longer human lives. If the average lifespan extends to 100 or even 150, what will it mean for marriage, the work force, and personal financial planning? What about the economy and entitlement programs? How can we plan now for increased human longevity and its inevitable impact on society and policy?

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