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3 Lessons On Aging We Can Learn From Robin Williams

Michael Hodin | Posted 10.23.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

We expect brilliant people such as Robin Williams to contribute to society well past their 60th birthdays. Yet the rest of us are more or less expected to retire, step aside, and draw benefits from the government for the rest of our lives. This neediness and dependency view is vastly out of touch with what we now know about aging.

How to Make N.Y.C. Economic Development More Effective

Carol Kellermann | Posted 03.29.2014 | New York
Carol Kellermann

The beneficiaries of city capital dollars should be neighborhoods, not individual firms.

Bad News: Consumer Confidence Plunges

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 07.29.2012 | Money

NEW YORK — Americans grew much gloomier about the economy in May, causing a critical measure of consumer confidence to suffer its biggest declin...

Retail Sales Up For Fifth Straight Month Heading Into Holiday Shopping Season

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 01.15.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — Americans spent more on autos, electronics and building supplies in October. The fifth straight monthly gain in retail sales sugges...

Consumer Confidence Down On Job Concerns

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 08.28.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — If you're a U.S. consumer, why would you be confident? Following a string of bad news that threatens the painfully slow economic rec...

The Best Thing for the Economy, the Right Thing for the Poor

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The stars have now aligned in the midst of this economic crisis, and it is precisely the time to address the urgent issues of poverty in America.