Family & Lifestyle

Very Old Politicians

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Oct 5, 2017 4:00 pm
  • 52:23

Harold Pollack, Ph.D., is the Helen Ross Professor at the School of Social Service Administration. He is also an Affiliate Professor in the Biological Sciences Collegiate Division and the Department of Public Health Sciences. He is Co-Director of The University of Chicago Crime Lab and a committee member of the Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) at the University of Chicago. Harold Pollack believes that we have a political problem that no one wants to talk about: very old politicians. Currently, we have 12 Senators who are at least 70, 5 Justices who are 67 or older, and the oldest President in our country’s history. Some say that age is just a number, but is it possible that age is becoming a hurdle and causing less work to get done? Harold Pollack explains why this is an issue that needs to be addressed.