A nice infographic from The Economist about pensionable age:

In 1970 the average Frenchman entering retirement could expect to live for just over ten years. Now he could expect to live for 23.

Writing for Times Opinion on Tuesday, Terry Smith (whose own blog is here) had a message for George Osborne and Vince Cable : Cut spending, cut taxes, that’s the only way

The first social security system was implemented by Bismarck and he set the retirement age about six months short of the average life expectancy. This was not a coincidence.

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