India’s phone scam industry targets the elderly to the tune of billions each year. Its secret weapon? The loss of communal public life and family support.
“We deserve to die in ways that are less mediated by capitalism.”
Instead of caring for the elderly, corporate interests are looking out for their bottom line.
“‘Population aging’ has been almost synonymous with austerity and market reform.”
“We are people of this generation, bred in at least modest comfort, housed now in universities, looking uncomfortably to the world we inherit.”
“Ikaria is one of the five ‘blue zones’ — places where it is common for people to live over a hundred years.”
“The superrich’s quest for immortality is the logical end point of its lust for power and desire to operate without constraint.”
“The magic of acting, and of hosting, is its impromptu nature. I can’t imagine how soulless it all would be to replace it with AI.”