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03 Sep 2019

Canadian Middle Class Has Higher Living Standard Than Americans

Here is an old joke about Canadians: How do you tell the difference between a Canadian and an American? The Canadian has free health insurance and does not own a gun. Now, a recent article on Bloomberg says the difference between middle-class Canadians and Americans shows more differences between the

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16 Aug 2019

When a Huge Firm Admits It Has No Solution for the Retirement Crisis

      In a short, but illustrative “thought leadership” report from Prudential, the $1.4 trillion in asset insurance and retirement planning firm, three major sources of financial stress were identified as affecting the future financial security of millions of retirees. The report, Preparing for Longevity: Overcoming Financial Wellness Challenges,

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14 Aug 2019

It’s Time for That Painful Shanda Discussion

    No other nation has treated the Jews better than the United States.  In turn, Jews have also made major positive contributions to the nation.  Jews have been good citizens and have a high percentage of voter participation than other Americans; 85% versus the national average of 52%, according

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12 Aug 2019

Progressive Solutions Can Reduce American’s Financial Stress

      A new survey by Cerulli Associates finds that workers are reporting they have major concerns about their financial futures. This report, sources of Financial Stress by Cerulli, says “a survey of 1,500 401(k) plan participants it conducted in the second quarter of this year (2019) found that

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11 Aug 2019

History Tells Black Voters to Consider New Economic Alternatives

      One of the key causes of racial inequality is economic inequality.  To many people seeking to explain the racial inequality that has persisted since the Civil War, the economic argument is often intertwined with discrimination and the need to gain a more powerful political voice in government.

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30 Jul 2019

Progressives Have the New Ideas in Tonight’s Dem Debate

      This evening’s second Democrat presidential debate will feature the two leading progressive candidates against other more conservative contenders on a range of policy issues. But the progressives–Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren–have set the direction for the policies being addressed by the others, especially in the areas of

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