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News Outside of Iowa

Michael Hodin | Posted 02.08.2017 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Last week, a string of events - seemingly unconnected, but deeply intertwined - reveal just how profoundly population aging is shaping 21st century li...

New Frontier for Successful Aging: Financial Gerontology in the Spotlight at White House Conference on Aging

Paul H. Irving | Posted 07.22.2016 | Fifty
Paul H. Irving

Fresh ideas and approaches can empower a brighter future of aging, and the emergence of financial gerontology is cause for hope. This link between two disciplines that are critically important to the aging population presents the potential for new solutions and healthy, productive and purposeful outcomes for today's older adults and for generations to come.

Congratulations, Mr. President -- Now Lead!

Michael Hodin | Posted 01.07.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Mr. President: As you lead us through this second decade of the 21st century, it is time to pay political attention to the policies and institutional reforms that are needed in order to transform population aging from an economic catastrophe into an opportunity.

No Adult Left Behind

Michael Hodin | Posted 11.11.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

If the primary goal of school is "educate and prepare tomorrow's leaders," then teachers, school boards, policymakers, and others need to recognize the extent to which education has a new target audience: older adults.

Reinvent 21st Century Retirement

Michael Hodin | Posted 10.13.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The same crowd that so easily adopts this century's newest communications technology is hopelessly stuck on ideas and institutions that were invented in -- and for -- an earlier time.

Tennis, Scones, and Girl Talk? Yes, Please

Alexandra Chong | Posted 08.19.2012 | Sports
Alexandra Chong

Being a former professional tennis player has proven a huge advantage as an entrepreneur. Investors like to sense an entrepreneur's competitive drive.

Euro 2012: Distracting Europeans from Re-thinking Retirement

Michael Hodin | Posted 08.14.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

As difficult economic questions sit on the horizon, Europe remains happily distracted by Euro 2012. And, really, who can blame them?

All They Ask for Is an Unfair Advantage

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

I attended a screening this week of Alex Gibney's new documentary, Client 9. It's the story of the rise and fall of New York State Governor Eliot Spit...