Daily Archives: January 1, 2013

By Paul Hodges

Chart 1: For the first time in history, most westerners now live beyond 55 years

January 1 2013 marks the 55th birthday of Mr and Ms Average Baby Boomer. When they were born in 1958 in the wealthy western world, nobody imagined they would grow up as part of the largest, wealthiest and most long-lived generation in history. Similarly today, few realise that their imminent entry into the 55-plus generation will have such profound consequences for the economy, for politics, for companies and all of us individually. Read more