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THE REAL COST OF MARGINALIZING THE "ELDERLY" -by Lenny isenberg

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'Targeting your most senior workers for the sole reason that  you can replace them for a fraction of the cost, while putting the 'savings' into more corporate profit, is the latest example of how multinational corporations determine their well being by the sole measure of attaining an ever increasing profit.  But, along with  the loss of your more senior workforce goes the institutional memory of what happened the last time the economy was pushed over the edge by corporate greed --the Great Depression.   Sovereignty and the majority well being now take a back seat to ever increasing corporate profit at any cost In The Shock Doctrine, (2007).  Naomi Klein showed how Milton Friedman and his followers -- with the active support of the U S government have over the last half century, created the multinational corporate oligarchy that pledges alliance ONLY  to the country it can control.'

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