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new life-course for an aging society

There needs to be an adjustment of living to fit the lifespan, but this seems an incomplete assessment. For example, if older workers weren’t discriminated against in hiring and in employment quality, I doubt there would be so few participating in work. The other bizarre aspect of changing demography, at least in the USA, is the voiced-in-public wondering Where is the educated workforce (and the post-bachelors educated)? I’d believe more in this “brains deficit” if I didn’t know so many bright people who are under- and un-employed against their will.

Of particular significance to western Alaska or any other small island developing state or rural province is the need as well to adjust social living to fit space. That is, many people, traditionally or as a “modern” adaptation, have seasonal residences. People work in one location, sleep in another or visit relatives and friends throughout an annual or multi-annual round. Remittances are sent around; children are sent around; knowledge is sent around. (Global kula ring)
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Charlie King builds the Alaska Canada Highway

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Charlie King and Al-Can Highway –
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hlthenvt/sets/72157594189819428/

This post will link to a set of photos at Flickr on the WWII construction. If visitors may comment there [if enrolled there] or on this site (below). For those with questions on those pictures, please add them as a comment here or better yet,

https://theelderlies.wordpress.com/special-projects/photo-index-cking-wwii/

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Here are some references to explore. The first two are from The Internet Scout Project,

http://scout.wisc.edu/

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