Our ageing world

From New York, did leveraging his connections to sell access to New York's pension funds make political consultant Hank Morris a felon? From FT, an in depth report on the pensions crisis. Growing old: Is retirement at age 62 still possible? Unless we change our attitudes towards work, education and retirement, we run the risk of pensioner poverty and intergenerational conflict. From The Economist, a special report on aging populations: Demography means virtually all of us will have to work longer — that need not be a bad thing. It is a screwed-up society which sees older generations as little more than a future nutritional resource for worms. Why Japan isn't rising: It's mellowing as its population ages. Our ageing world isn't a catastrophe — it's a triumph. Is aging a moral good? (and a response and a reply). In a world without miracles, death is a miracle — a bad one, it makes no sense at all. A review of Death and Character by Annette Baier. A a review of Well-being and Death by Ben Bradley. A look at how posthumous events affect rated quality and happiness of lives. A review of Death Becomes Them: Unearthing the Suicides of the Brilliant, the Famous, and the Notorious by Alix Strauss. There's pleasure to be had in reading "The Possible Pain Experienced During Execution by Different Methods".