What is the future of retirement?
In this week’s episode of 60 Minutes Australia Charles Wooley considered the future of retirement. This is from his perspective as a nearly 70 year old journalist.
During the episode he spoke with Peter Costello, who coined the phrase “Work Till You Drop” in 1993 when he was the Australian Treasurer, and he still stands by the view that this will be necessary for many Australians.
Because television has to entice people to view their programs with emotive statements the viewers had all their buttons pushed:
- “Retirement is just a dream…a word from another age.”
- “Work till you drop”
- “Retirement as a concept has been retired”
- “Grey nomads are an endangered species”