Helping the Aged
Helping the Aged Peter H. Schuck, in The Public Interest
(Summer 1980), Box 542, Old Chelsea,
New York, N.Y. 10011.
Inspired a decade of civil rights legislation and mindful of the votes of the elderly, Congress hastily passed the Age Discrimination Act (ADA) of 1975. But the act's ambiguities are bound to sow administra- tive confusion and create social conflict, writes Schuck, a Yale Law School professor.
The ADA explicitly bars discrimination against any age group (not just the elderly) in...