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<em>Boomsday</em>: Coming to a Theater Near You

Boomsday: Coming to a Theater Near You


In his 2007 book Boomsday, Christopher Buckley writes of a fictional future where an overwhelming number of elderly baby boomers are given tax incentives to end their lives early.  With recent developments out of Switzerland, Buckley’s tongue-in-cheek novel may prove all-too-prescient. The Swiss canton of Vaud just passed a law mandating that doctors in hospitals and nursing homes provide […]

Failing to Protect Our Own in America's Nursing Homes

Failing to Protect Our Own in America’s Nursing Homes


“Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members”  Pearl S. Buck, My Several Worlds. In an economy that is increasingly calibrated for a two-person income, millions […]