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should the retirement age be raised to 65?




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should the retirement age be raised to 65?

Emmanuel Macron’s announcement of a pension reform with a retirement age pushed back to 65 is debated.

The idea of ​​raising the retirement age to 65 came up in the presidential campaign following Emmanuel Macron’s announcement of his reform project. A divisive subject that Etienne Lefebvre, editor-in-chief of Echoes, and Christophe Ramaux, economist and teacher at the Sorbonne, Tuesday April 5 on the 11 p.m. The measure is a “absolute necessity” to finance pensions, at least in the short term, until the demographic effect of the “boom grandpa” fades, according to the first.

Christophe Ramaux, member of the “Economists appalled”, sees it as a simple “liberal reform aimed at reducing the generosity of pensions to open up a vast market to pension funds, particularly private ones”. According to him, the solution lies in an increase in employee contributions, taking advantage of growth. He denounced the “class violence” what does this proposal imply, since executives are already retiring later, while blue-collar workers have a life expectancy in good health of less than 60 years.

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