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Although this is interesting, it frustrates me that “additional average life expectancy” is featured so prominently. I think it’s a metric that’s outgrown its usefullness. When life expectancy was growing like mad over the past 100 years, it was useful. Now its growth isn’t so dramatic. The real questions are:

We should be focused more on “additional happiness expected after age 65.” Unfortunately, that’s too waffly for the doctor and statistician types.

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