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Boomers in America

Steve Scher
09/30/2005 at 9:00 a.m.

The kids that tuned in, turned on and dropped out in the 1960s - the baby boomers - are starting to retire. The first 77 million boomers turn 65 in 2011. How will our society change and adapt? What's going to happen to the economy, Social Security and health care? Will boomers sap the system for future generations? Or will we make the necessary changes? And how is the "don't trust anyone over 30" culture going to handle retirement?

Eric Kingson professor of social work at Syracuse University and an expert on the baby boomers and retirement
Mark Freedman author of Prime Time: How Baby Boomers will Revolutionize Retirement and Transform America and the founder of a think tank, Civic Ventures
Sandy Matheson director of Washington State's Department of Retirement Systems

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