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The politics of ageism: Some are concerned about candidates’ ages, but others say it’s just another form of bias
Politics

The politics of ageism: Some are concerned about candidates’ ages, but others say it’s just another form of bias

During the second Presidential debate of 1984, in response to the question of whether he was too old to be president, the 73-year-old incumbent, Ronald Reagan, deflected the question by good-naturedly teasing his 56-year-old Democratic opponent, Walter Mondale. “I will not make age an issue of this campaign,” Reagan says. “I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent’s youth and inexperience.” Of course, Reagan was well aware of the reservations a number of people had about someone his age continuing to hold such a demanding job. Playing on those concerns by flipping them gave his quip extra punch. ““The reality is that the racial, ethnic and gender makeup ...
GE’s Healthcare Business to Be Spun Out First Week of January
Business

GE’s Healthcare Business to Be Spun Out First Week of January

Text size A new day is coming for GE's healthcare business. It will be a standalone company in early 2023. Loic Venance/AFP via Getty Images General Electric is spinning off its healthcare business in early January. With that just around the corner, GE named the board of directors for the business. GE (ticker: GE) CEO Larry Culp will serve as the non-executive cha...
What’s News: Business & Finance
Business

What’s News: Business & Finance

Updated Sept. 6, 2022 12:01 am ETprintPower prices surged, European currencies hit multidecade lows and governments worked to contain the economic hit after Russia cut its main natural-gas pipeline to the heart of Europe. European stock indexes and the euro fell after Nord Stream gas was cut. U.S. markets were closed for the Labor Day holiday. Continue reading your article witha WSJ membershipView Membership OptionsAlready a member? Sign InSponsored Offers Source link