The St. Louis Post Dispatch presents a fascinating discourse about our current system:
Our current system is irrational. We concentrate on work at a time in our lives when we are having children and our children need us the most. We tend to leave or be eased out of the workplace when we have completed the child-rearing tasks â€” about age 50 â€” and now have time and energy to devote to work. And in our later decades, we are stereotyped as useless.
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