Should the over-65 year-olds leave the workforce to make room for the younger unemployed?

Ryan Bridge 08/05/2020

Winston Peters is 75. Magic Mornings' Peter Williams is 66, actor Sam Neill is 72 and More FM's Gary McCormick is 68 years old.

The one thing they all have in common?

They still have jobs, and they’re over the age of 65 - which means they're all getting the pension.

In an economic downturn, jobs are scarce. So, should older people step aside to help keep younger kiwis in work?

That's the question Ryan Bridge had for independent economist, Tony Alexander.

Tony joins Ryan on the show to discuss this extreme idea.