Our readings come from The Atlantic and The Economist.
Those of you who attended our first dialogue group in January, 2008, will recognize The Atlantic article, "No Country for Young Men," by Megan McArdle, which has a focus on the aging population in the United States. The article is short, and a good introduction to the topic.
The Economist piece is actually a comprehensive special report on aging from a global perspective. There are eight articles in the special report. Please choose two from the following list for your preparation.
Aging in the rich world
A shortage of babiesLiving longerSelling to older peopleTargeting pensionsWork 'til you dropChina's ageing predicamentCoping with global greyingYou can also download the entire report as a PDF if you are interested in having all of the articles (you click the button that says "View PDF" under the Philips logo). It …