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Letters to the editor

Readers respond to articles on baby boomers, day-care costs.

Gracia Lam


The Millennial-Boomer Alliance” (Connections, September 15) is gravely marred by the poet’s prognostication that “young people may get tired of paying for baby boomers who refuse to die.” Such a projection teaches the writer’s son, and other younger readers, a right-wing “solution” to the costs of end-of-life care. These evil thinkers pray that they can stir up so much disaffection among young taxpayers about the “burden” of elder care that old people will decide to refuse treatments they could benefit from. What else can “refuse to die” imply? It is amazing to see the Globe Magazine permit such a savage sentence to appear in a family publication. It is amazing that Ed Meek, the author of a book called What We Love, could show so little love to elders.

Margaret Morganroth Gullette

Resident Scholar, Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University

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Author of Agewise: Fighting the New Ageism in America


Here’s what we did in a similar situation thirty years ago (Perspective, September 15). My wife stayed home with our two kids. Her friend Judy went back to work . . . Judy paid my wife to take care of her kid . . . the kids all turned out well.


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Super great, Harry. Except that today, if your kid bit Judy’s kid, you would get sued . . .


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