United, the Post War Generation can prove ourselves a great generation, not just a great big generation.Continue Reading
The negotiations in Washington over raising the federal debt limit are going down to the wire this month with potentially drastic budget cuts to programs that protect and serve older adults on the negotiation table.
Leaders in aging community services will travel to Washington July 18-20 for The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) 36th Annual National Conference to discuss how the proposed budget cuts will impact our nation’s exploding aging population.Continue Reading
Social insurance programs help people live more comfortably because they spread risk across the entire population of a nation. They make people and nations more safe and secure. Here’s how. The one thing we can say for certain about life is that bad things will happen. After all, “Nobody gets out of here alive!” But […]Continue Reading
First, I think I need to offer a disclosure. For thirty years I was a faithful, daily, cover-to-cover reader of the New York Times. I doubt the paper ever had a more loyal customer. About three years ago I began to notice that the paper was shot through with bias for the powerful and against […]Continue Reading
Everybody’s favorite moral philosopher, Megan McArdle, let’s us in on a little secret… After all, we’ve* already internalized the notion that advocating taxing other people in order to give their money to someone else is somehow morally akin to charity. She. Is. Wrong. Taxing people to fund government run social insurance plans is actually the […]Continue Reading