Is giving a discount to seniors an unfair form of age discrimination? The writer below wonders about this, in both the context of business transactions, and in the context of government services, municipal taxes, etc. But the overarching point is this: if you charge one age group less, you are necessarily charging other age groups more. So a discount for those over 60 could just as accurately be called a surcharge on those under 60. Is that fair? >>>
…discounts offered to one segment of the population must inevitably be recouped from the pockets of another: Whenever a senior gets a cheap bus ticket or swim pass, someone from a younger and poorer generation ends up footing the bill…..