Skip to comments.Elderly told: go back to work and downsize
Posted on 02/09/2012 4:10:26 PM PST by Dysart
David Halpern, a senior No.10 aide, said loneliness was a more powerful predictor of whether a pensioner would be alive for more than a decade than whether they smoked.
He also suggested that elderly people who did not move to smaller homes were contributing to the shortage of housing in England.
On an official visit to Sweden, the Prime Minister and some of his key advisers discussed radical plans on retirement with their Scandinavian counterparts.
Mr Cameron said he supported plans to increase the retirement age in line with life expectancy which could see workers remaining in employment until well into their seventies.
Evidence is now emerging of the dangers associated with elderly people becoming lonely and isolated after retiring.
The increase in the retirement age could lead to a wider change, under plans set out by Mr Halpern, the director of the No 10 Behavioural Insight Team, known as the nudge unit.
He heads the government team which has the task of developing ways to change peoples behaviour that do not require legislation or other heavy-handed actions from the state.
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The European model that Washington politicians are so enamored with.
This to come to YOUR town soon!
Officials: “Move into a government-approved studio apartment or we will withhold medical treatment from you.”
And the sheeple will submissively obey.
How much of the UK housing shortage could be solved by ending their welfare state where even refugees from Afghanistan can get 8 bedroom houses for a family of 10?
What about the Queen?
Yes, and guess who your new neighbors are? Some ill-mannered yobs who will gladly rob you of your pension and life savings!
Isn’t income redistribution grand? These illegitimate governments have bred wild illegitimate children, and they have to steal from somebody, one way or another, to bribe the savages into complacency.