November 22, 2006
A Writer Wants to Hear from Boomers
We occasionally pass on inquiries from writers who want to know what we 75 million or so think. Here's the latest:
I'm writing a book called The Leisure Economy which is to be published next year by John Wiley & Sons. The premise is that we are now a time-crunch economy because all of you hard-working boomers have been going at it all out at work, and driving your Gen Y kids around to stuff too. When you retire, you'll be part of a chunk of the population with time on your hands. and those that follow you in the labor market may well choose a path that leaves them less time crunched at work and at home too.
So here's what I'd love to hear from you...are you in good shape to retire, and what will you do when you get there? Or, do you think you'll have no choice but to keep working longer than you want because you really didn't sock that much away? I'd be interested on people's take on the book too...do you think boomers are a workaholic generation? I don't think the media gives it enough play, but I think there is going to be a lot of inequality amongst retired boomers..some will be sipping wine in Tuscany while others will be figuring out how to cook to save a few bucks after a lifetime of take-out.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or maybe you can post your views here if you'd rather.
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