Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
Prologue.
The baby boom: the self-involved glacier.
The social safety net for older Americans: the expensive legacy of the New Deal.
Living to work: boomers, retirement, and the knowledge economy.
Healthy aging: enabling a longer, more active life.
Encouraging work in later life: what can be done?.
Medicare: the Mount Everest of entitlements.
Social security reform: grasping the third rail.
What we need to do.
What baby boomers should do for themselves.
Conclusion.
Notes.
Index.