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OAS, here and there

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Bill Curry surveys how the retirement age has been handled elsewhere. Abacus Data finds 55% of respondents opposed to raising the eligibility age to 67 by 2017, 51% opposed to raising it by 2025.

Late last week, John Geddes talked to Scott Clark.

Why would a Prime Minister go to Davos and even think about saying what he said? If you’re thinking about all the issues of an aging demographic situation—which is what the Parliamentary Budget Officer has been talking about for years—then good policy would be to put out a document on it last fall with the economic update. Say, ‘Here are a lot of demographic issues that we have to deal with,’ and then everybody starts thinking intelligently.