Michael Kinsley has a column in Bloomberg View:
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 begins with a "finding" of "rising productivity and affluence." These are different times. In today's zero-sum world, someone who sits on a tenured chair or other sinecure is denying a place to someone else, probably younger. Was the law ever intended to protect baby boomers in no particular financial distress looking for a suitable capstone to a successful career?