Journalist Ashton Applewhite is working on her latest book, about people in their 80′s who are still working, called “So When Are You Going to Retire?” Applewhite has a history of deflating social tuisms, most recently demonstrating that, in fact, women often do better emotionally and financially after divorce – rather than the commonplace (but unsupported) observation that divorce is overwhelmingly likely to be bad for wives, and good for husbands. (Cui bono? Who benefits from this sort of factual misapprehension? Just asking).
Applewhite’s set up “So When Are You Going to Retire?” on-line as a sort of notebook/sandbox while she finishes her research.