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November 13, 2015 After Budget Deal's Surprise Cuts, Can Boomers Really Count On Social Security?

Source: Forbes

The new budget law’s changes to Social Security, which could cost some baby boomer couples tens of thousands of dollars, have elicited strong reactions, including from Forbes readers and contributors.

November 12, 2015 Top 100 CEOs' Retirement Savings Equals 41 Percent of US Families

News Max - "These benefits weren't originally intended to be huge wealth generators but they've become that as CEO compensation has grown to 200 to 300 times what average workers make," said Gary Hewitt, director of governance...

November 11, 2015 Why the success of the $15 minimum wage movement has surprised its leaders

Source: LA Times

Nearly three years ago, a group of about 200 workers at McDonald's, Taco Bell and other New York City fast-food restaurants walked off the job and rallied for higher wages.

October 28, 2015 Top 100 CEO Retirement Savings Equals 41% of U.S. Families

Source: Bloomberg

The retirement savings accumulated by just 100 chief executives are equal to the entire retirement accounts of 41 percent of U.S. families -- or more than 116 million people, a new study finds.

October 20, 2015 Survey: Half Of Food Workers Go To Work Sick Because They Have To

Source: NPR

Fifty-one percent of food workers — who do everything from grow and process food to cook and serve it — said they "always" or "frequently" go to work when they're sick, according to the results of a survey released Monday. An...

September 22, 2015 How America's Wealth Gap Shows Up On Our Dinner Plates

OPB - But they consumed fewer fruits and vegetables and whole grains and more added sugars, says Tatiana Andreyeva, the studyâ??s lead author and a researcher with the î??Rudd Center for Food Policy and...

September 9, 2015 US Income Inequality Has Risen Because US Productivity Inequality Has Risen

Source: Forbes

fundamental question in social sciences relates to the effect of wealth inequality on economic growth. Yet, in tackling the question, researchers have had to use income as a proxy for wealth. We derive a global measure of wealth...

September 1, 2015 This Is Why Global Income Inequality Is a Real National-Security Threat

The National Interest - And the î??World Economic Forumî?? ranked rising income inequality as the worldâ??s top priority for 2015. Unlike within-country income inequality, global income inequality has attracted...

August 25, 2015 Donald Trump thinks the rich should pay more in taxes than everyone else

Source: Washington Post

Helicopter aficionado and Park Avenue resident Donald Trump said Monday morning that the rich should pay more in taxes than the middle and working classes.

August 24, 2015 Global Economy: Three Scary Similarities Between Now And The 1930s

Source: Forbes

Most notably, the Yuan devaluation has fueled a global currency crisis as the currencies of nations competing with Asia are also under pressure. Worse, the crisis in currency and commodity markets has spread over into equity...

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