Letters, Oct. 31, 1977

Revolt of the Old

To the Editors:

Revolt of the Old [Oct. 10]—you better believe it! I used TIME'S story to present the pros and cons of Claude Pepper's bill to my nursing home's "Keeping Current" group. They demolished the cons.

One nursing-home patient summed it up: "If we had worked longer, we would have been able to buy more and thus create more jobs. To mandate the retirement of the able, experienced older worker is like burning all the encyclopedias in the world."

Blanche Levy


Why not "revolt of the aged," as in fine wine and good cheese—instead of "old" as in newspapers and...

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