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Retirement Security: It Impacts All Voters Yet We're Hearing Nothing About It

Bailey Childers | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Bailey Childers

A recent study by the Pew Charitable Trusts found that 30 million Americans are not offered access to a retirement savings plan through work.

Fossil Fuel Divestiture Campaign Focuses On Big Pensions

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 07.14.2016 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

The fossil fuel divestiture campaign GoFossilFree equates the end of oil, gas and coal to the great moral crusades of our time -- Apartheid and tobacco -- while hoping to reduce demand for fossil fuel stocks and thereby threaten their stock prices.

It's time for our retirement security to declare independence from 401(k)s

Bailey Childers | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Bailey Childers

News of the "Brexit" vote trickled over the Atlantic Ocean late in the evening last Thursday. By Friday morning, Facebook and other social media site...

The 16 Layers Between You and Your Money and What They Cost You

Nell Minow | Posted 06.27.2016 | Business
Nell Minow

What They Do With Your Money is a thoughtful, meticulously documented, and downright infuriating indictment of the American financial services industr...

Will Hillary Clinton Address Our Retirement Crisis?

Jane White | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Jane White

When will the Presidential candidates address the biggest economic crisis nobody's talking about? The vast majority of Americans can't retire--and tha...

Electionomics - The High Stakes for American Workers in the 2016 Elections

Julie Gutman Dickinson | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Julie Gutman Dickinson

One of the unfortunate byproducts of the matchup between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is that the presidential race has already become a contest o...

Retirement Insecurity Is a Threat to the Economy

Aaron Pacitti | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Aaron Pacitti

Co-authored by Dina DeCarlo. Dina is an Economics major at Siena College. The 2016 presidential candidates have offered a variety of plans to deal w...

Setting the Record Straight on Multiemployer Pension Reform

Randy G. DeFrehn | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Randy G. DeFrehn

While most Americans haven't heard of multiemployer pension plans, there are nearly 1,400 such plans in which over ten million Americans participate and receive pension benefits across all facets of the economy.

The Millennials' Dilemma: Pay Off Student Loans or Save for Retirement

Bailey Childers | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Bailey Childers

There's a serious consequence of student loan debt that we don't hear much about: how high debt payments in the early working years could have a devastating impact on the retirement security of today's young people.

Wounded Pearson (Mis)Education Targets Asia

Alan Singer | Posted 04.28.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

Pearson stockholders meet in London on Friday April 29 where management faces a revolt against its destructive attacks on public education worldwide and lousy business practices.

How a Former Enron Exec Is Getting Between Patients and Necessary Drug Treatments

Rob Sawicki | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
Rob Sawicki

In the United States, no federal agency is empowered to provide objective analysis about how cost-effective a drug treatment is. In the absence of a true neutral arbiter, insurance companies and pharmacy benefit managers funded a group called the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) to fill that void.

The Mess in Illinois and the Public Trust Case for Pension Reform

David A. Dana | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
David A. Dana

Public pensions are wildly underfunded in many political jurisdictions across this country. The pension crisis in Illinois is perhaps the most dramatic: Illinois municipal bonds are treated as "junk" by the markets for good reason.

The Politics of the Absurd

Lisa Longo | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
Lisa Longo

Are you sick of jokes about tiny hands and hysteria over who gets to use which bathroom? Because doesn't the news feel a bit surreal these days? Remin...

London Next in International Campaign to Stop Pearson (Mis)Education

Alan Singer | Posted 04.21.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

**** NEWS FLASH - LATEST PEARSON TEST DEBACLE **** On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, New Jersey was forced to cancel high-stakes PARCC exams when students...

Nervous Pearson (Mis)Education Responds to Protests

Alan Singer | Posted 03.31.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

Pearson (Mis)Education faces an assault on its operations from major British and American labor union pension funds.

The Turing Test

Paul Pizzala | Posted 03.24.2016 | Business
Paul Pizzala

The Turing test goes something along the lines of not being able to distinguish machine behavior from that of a human as a sign of artificial intelligence.

Can You Use A Reverse Mortgage In Place Of Pension?

Michael Lazar | Posted 03.15.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

Traditionally, retirement plans look to three integers: savings, pension and Social Security. But this may be changing in modern times. Since many emp...

For Retirement Security, K-12 Teachers Should Embrace Higher Ed Model

Bob Williams | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics
Bob Williams

For the sake of current and future teachers - not to mention the kids they serve - K-12 educators and their union representatives would do well to seriously consider the defined contribution model that has served higher education so well.

Pension Funds Threaten to Pull the Plug on Pearson (Mis)Education

Alan Singer | Posted 03.07.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

Pearson (Mis)Education, the British-based global "education" publishers reported a net profit increased in 2015, but that was because it sold off asse...

What Does India's 2016 Budget Mean for Jobs?

Sabina Dewan | Posted 03.03.2016 | World
Sabina Dewan

Budget Day in India is met with intense scrutiny and heightened chatter among the pundits and political class in New Delhi. JustJobs Network's staff based in India shared their reactions to the new budget.

The Big Short and Your Retirement

Bailey Childers | Posted 02.26.2016 | Business
Bailey Childers

If someone was lucky enough to have a public pension when the market crashed, a dignified retirement is still possible thanks to the fundamental structure of a pension. Meanwhile, if an employee's assets were in a 401(k) when reckless bankers brought our country to the brink of financial collapse, they might have ended up with nothing.

Greece’s Seniors Reveal The Harsh Truth About Nation’s Pension Crisis

HuffPost Greece | Alexandra Ma | Posted 02.16.2016 | World

On the verge of a drastic reform of the social security system, the Greek parliament is expected to vote this month on a new round of pension cuts. G...

Wanted: A New 'New Deal' for the American Working Class

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics
Henry A. J. Ramos

Fewer and fewer working Americans it seems, including many homeowners, are facing the future feeling confident and ready for retirement. There is good reason for such anxiety owing to multiple factors.

Meet the Two Californians Who Want You to Work Forever

Bailey Childers | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics
Bailey Childers

Last week in California, Chuck Reed and Carl DeMaio announced that they would no longer move forward with a measure to gut retirement security for hundreds of thousands of hard-working California firefighters, nurses, and social workers.

Plutocrats in California Decide to Wait Until 2018 Before Trying to Gut Public Pensions

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.19.2016 | Los Angeles
Joseph A. Palermo

The millionaires and billionaires who want to gut public sector pensions in California have decided to put off their anti-labor ballot initiatives until after the Roberts Court imposes its "right-to-work" regimen on the whole country this June.