Eskimo lore tells us that a tribe took their older, non-productive members, put them in a chair on an iceberg and shoved them out to sea -- problem solved!
Our reaction: barbaric, shock, much clucking, tutting and condemnations.
Our modern recommended solution: take away our entitlements that we have invested in for years and shove us out to a cold, inflated world to do the best we can.
Those same Eskimos would have considered that barbaric -- to abandon the old folks to extended hardship in an uncaring, cold world.
If we continue this line of thinking, what will happen to our children who will have to cope in a world without a middle class -- just rulers and rabble?