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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Love it or leave it

The aging of the baby boom generation is no secret. But Dowell Myers, a professor of urban planning and demography at USC, believes that the boomers' future is directly tied to the economic success of the state's younger immigrant population. His forthcoming book is titled "Immigrants and Boomers: Forging a New Social Contract for the Future of America."

Q: You have a difficult job convincing people that their financial self-interest is intimately tied to those who aren't of the same economic group.

A: I've got a couple of things on my side. The key point being the aging of the baby boomers. We don't like aging. None of us do. But it will happen, and it will happen en masse.As soon as people look at it and think about the consequences, they begin to realize what's in store. There is really no place to run, because this is happening nationwide. They can leave the country, I suppose.

"Immigrant workers could be crucial to ensuring the security of aging baby boomers"
Los Angeles Times

Comments on "Love it or leave it"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:02 AM) : 

Now that's a good article. I hope that most of the boomers aren't xenophobic or they are up the creek!


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