Ezekiel Emanuel — one of the architects of Obamacare — thinks that 75 years of life is enough and if people just dropped dead at 75, it would be good for society.
Zeke is back with a major article in The Atlantic, in which he provides a rationale for death at age 75. In his opinion, people older than 75 are annoying. They aren’t as productive as they used to be, don’t “contribute to work, society, the world.” They are more likely to be disabled, “a state that may not be worse than death but is nonetheless deprived.” Plus, they are a pain in the ass: “they set expectations, render judgments, impose their opinions, interfere, and are generally a looming presence for even adult children.”
This reminds me of one the preachier episodes of Star Trek (featuring gay actor David Ogden Stiers doing his level best to appear sexually interested in Majel Barrett).
Or maybe this would make it more interesting: