James Forsyth

A well-aged idea

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Reading this week’s Economist, I was struck by this point it is editorial on retirement:

“only Denmark has taken the radical step of indexing the pensionable age to life expectancy.”

This seems like an eminently sensible idea. Not only will it save money but by pegging the retirement age to life expectancy it is fair in inter-generational terms. I’d be interested in hearing what Coffee Housers think of the idea? Off the top of my head, I can’t think of a substantive objection to it.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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