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Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative

Unemployment Benefits and Social Security: Paying Seniors Not to Work

Joao Gomes | Posted 08.19.2014 | Business
Joao Gomes

The economic case for retirement pensions has also become much weaker. When work placed high physical demands on the body, old age was often synonymous with an inability to sustain oneself. Clearly, this is no longer true.

Frustration in Brazilia, Mumbai and Even Ankara Is Palpable

Joao Gomes | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Joao Gomes

The U.S. economy and its financial markets continue to plow ahead, ostensibly immune to any effects of monetary tapering. Instead, the financial gods seem to be directing their fury towards emerging markets.