Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Mandatory Retirement Ages

Look at this guy -- Christopher Sholes. He's the inventor of the modern typewriter. (Strictly speaking, somebody else developed the first typewriter machine; Christopher Sholes just developed it into something commercially viable.)

Why is society still making this guy keep working? Shouldn't he be lounging on a monthly pension check?

Surely by this age he has medical conditions -- prescription drugs, weekly doctor's visits, physical therapy for his Carpal-Tunnel Syndrome. Shouldn't he be recovering from physical therapy? Or at least, he should be waiting in long lines at a government office to appeal the decision not to pay for his treatment?

The cruel culture of his era forced him to keep working well into his old age. Such was the depravity of American culture in the black-and-white era.

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