Do Old People ‘Have a Duty To Die And Get Out Of The Way?’

Ageism is back. “You’re too damned old” is back. Bigly.

Jerry Bowles
Jul 27, 2019 · 4 min read
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Back in 1984, I interviewed then Colorado Governor Richard Lamm for a business magazine that I was the editor of at the time. Lamm had just gone viral — the old fashioned pre-internet way — with a much-requoted speech that argued that “old people have a duty to die and get…