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The seven deadly sins in aging policy and research: a cautionary list for policy makers and prognosticators


  • C. Eugene Steuerle


Pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, greed, and sloth—theologians tell us that we become better people by examining these sources of failure. But my concern here is not with the classic seven deadly sins, but what I feel are the contemporary seven deadly sins being committed in current policy and research on aging. Reflecting on them likewise provides some warning signs for us acting as policymakers, researchers, or prognosticators.

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  • C. Eugene Steuerle, 2007. "The seven deadly sins in aging policy and research: a cautionary list for policy makers and prognosticators," Monograph, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, number 52.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedbmo:2007tsdsiapaaclfpma

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