GETTING A JOB AFTER 50? Good luck. Obviously we need more Age Discrimination suits, and affirmative action for older job applicants.

UPDATE: Reader Jeff Brown writes: “That kind of puts a damper on the whole raise the retirement age plan of action. Or do we want a bunch of 50 yr olds starving in their upper middle age?” I believe you mean “late youth.”

And reader Greg Joyce emails: “I’m guessing your tongue is in cheek when you say more age discrimination suits are needed to help the unemployed over 50. I’m on the wrong side of 50 and was recently laid off when our hi-tech company closed shop. If someone doesn’t want to hire me because of my age, that should be their right. Whatever, I started my own company. Job security is a myth anyway.”