What's So Special About 65?

The hallowed retirement age is being quietly retired


In its way, the notion of retiring at 65 is as hallowed as the more official parts of the American dream. Like owning your own home, it has entered the short list of things all right-thinking people desire, and deserve. If it's not officially enshrined in the Bill of Rights, that is a mere oversight; most people consider themselves as entitled to kick back and relax in their 65th year as they are to speak freely, assemble as they wish, and so on.

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