Ask a Libertarian 2012 with Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch: What happens to those too young to count on social security and too old to start saving?

Welcome to Ask a Libertarian 2012 with Reason's Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch. They are the authors of the book, The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America, coming out in paperback with a new foreword covering Occupy Wall Street and more, on June 26.

In this video, they answer the question:

"What happens to us 'tweeners' who are too young to count on social security and too old to start saving?" - sent by Matt Connery 

Produced by Meredith Bragg, Jim Epstein, Josh Swain, and Tracy Oppenheimer with help from Katie Hooks.

To watch answers from 2011's Ask a Libertarian series, go here.

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  • ||

    You should've been saving earlier! I started my Roth IRA at age 25.

  • PaganPriestess||

    Hope you haven't pissed off your kids too much. If you didn't have kids...fuck you, don't be stealing from mine.

  • R C Dean||

    You work until you die, that's what.

  • ||

    But retirement is part of the social contract!

  • tarran||

    Or save more(!)

    It's amazing how far you can stretch your money if you economize.

  • sarcasmic||

    The Wolf: You guys look like... What do they look like, Jimmie?

    Jimmie: Dorks. They look like a couple of dorks.

    Jules: Ha-ha-ha. They're your clothes, motherfucker.
  • sloopyinca||

    Why is "Thunderdome" not an option here? Ask A Libertarian sucks!

  • Zombie Jimbo||

    Soylent Green is Baby Boomers!

  • sloopyinca||

    No wonder it has no taste.

  • sloopyinca||

    No wonder it has no taste.

  • GILMORE||

    What happens to those too young to count on social security and too old to start saving?

    Libertarian: "Who cares?"

  • SIV||

    DOG FOOD STAMPS

  • GILMORE||

    DOGS ARE PRODUCTIVE CONTRIBUTORS TO SOCIETY = I SAY, SLAVES IN OUR DIAMOND MINES

  • Mr. FIFY||

    Obviously, we need to do away with private retirement methods, and put everyone on a monthly retirement dole check.

    /Tony

  • AlmightyJB||

    Start your own reality show. You could call it "Watch me live in a box and eat out of Dumpsters". Should be worth some coin.

  • AlmightyJB||

    There's also this. $25 an hour, no experience necessary.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012.....necessary/

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