Richard Jackson

Recent Publications

Five Imperatives for an Aging America
February 01, 2021
By Richard Jackson, Global Aging Institute As 2021 begins, America is beset by a host of urgent challenges.  At home, the nation remains deeply divided in the wake of a bitterly contested election. Abroad, authoritarianism is on the rise and liberal democracy in retreat. Meanwhile, the pandemic continues to endanger both our health and our economy.
The Case for Longer Work Lives
August 03, 2020
By Richard Jackson, Global Aging Institute When it comes to America’s aging challenge, it sometimes seems as if all of the possible policy responses involve painful tradeoffs between higher taxes and lower benefits.  While such tradeoffs are unavoidable, there is one response that could greatly mitigate the need for them.  We are talking about extending work lives.