It's time to face up to the fact that the elderly will continue to be a burden on society. What's needed is a new Modest Proposal, writes Catherine O'Mahony.
As Positive Ageing Week comes to an end, it's interesting to note a recent survey finding that one in two older Irish people - far from being positive - worry about becoming a burden on their families.
Having given this some thought, I have a proposal that could eliminate their worries. It's not exactly new, being inspired by Dubliner Jonathan Swift's essay, penned in 1729, called A Modest Proposal.
Swift's topic was the cost burden represented...
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