In Greece, A Hairdresser Can Retire At 50 With Full Benefits

Greece Villa

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Completely divorced from economic reality:New York Times:

Vasia Veremi may be only 28, but as a hairdresser in Athens, she is keenly aware that, under a current law that treats her job as hazardous to her health, she has the right to retire with a full pension at age 50.

“I use a hundred different chemicals every day — dyes, ammonia, you name it,” she said. “You think there’s no risk in that?”

“People should be able to retire at a decent age,” Ms. Veremi added. “We are not made to live 150 years.”

Should? Paid for by whom?

Continue reading about Greece’s disastrous pension system at the NYT >

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