Razer's Class Warfare

Jul 10, 2018

Razer: I turned 50 under capitalism. It was pretty shit except for the food.

Aging gracefully in this country is an expensive pursuit, available only to the wealthiest of us.

Helen Razer — Writer and broadcaster

Helen Razer

Writer and broadcaster

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Not the author. Image credit: Rod Long.

This past weekend, I underwent the 50th of birthdays. I am pleased to report that (a) my aging body was not torn by a crowd into pieces then fed to a community of sharks and (b) I did remember to bring a notepad. For the Crikey reader yet to turn 50, soon to turn 50 or eager to compare a historical turn toward 50 with that occurring in 2018, I will recount the experience.

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