Aging boomers will affect U.S. politics and economy

The Economist                                  
Baby boomers triggered sweeping changes in the workplace, politics and the U.S. economy in the 1960s, and they are likely to shake things up again as they leave the workforce, according to The Economist. In 2011, the first of 78 million boomers will turn 65, the traditional U.S. retirement age. "As their ranks swell in coming years, the burden of financing their retirement will mount," the magazine noted. "So will their electoral importance." Full story here