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  • Feb 23, 2008

    Markets and Medicare

    Rarely in Washington does the president get to propose legislation that Congress is required to fast track. Such an opportunity exists right now, and it pertains to the most serious domestic policy problem this country faces: the rising costs of Medicare.

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  • Feb 07, 2008

    Policies that Work for Working Folks

    Between 1950 and 2000, the labor force participation rate of women between 25 and 55 years of age more than doubled. Today, more than 75 percent of these women are in the labor market. Less than 12 percent of mothers with children under age 6 were in the labor force in 1950. Today, more than 60 percent work outside the home.

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  • Dec 20, 2007

    Build new tax tier

    Proposals to patch the alternative minimum tax by raising taxes on private equity partnerships don't consider the discouraging and harmful effects on productive economic behavior ("Bush to House: Fix alternative minimum tax," USATODAY.com, Dec. 8).

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  • Dec 08, 2007

    Time for the Medicare muddle

    San Antonio retiree Larry Marley spent hours comparing his Medicare coverage options for 2008.

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  • Nov 19, 2007

    Fewer small firms offer health insurance

    Fewer small employers offered health insurance this year, despite the widespread availability of new, lower-cost high-deductible insurance plans, a survey released today by benefit firm Mercer shows.

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  • Sep 20, 2007

    Combat global warming?

    There are better things we can do for the Earth.

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  • Sep 17, 2007

    Time Is Money

    We all know that time is money. When we are young, most of us have more time than money, and we're eager to exchange the former for the latter. As we reach a certain age -- as time becomes scarcer and more valuable to us and money more plentiful -- the opposite trade works better for us. We become more willing and better able to buy time with money.

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  • Jun 07, 2007

    Saving may not pay off for poor

    Low-income households face 'astronomical' penalties for saving, according to the report by the National Center for Policy Analysis. For example, each $1 saved by a single mother earning $15,000 a year could cost her $2.60 in higher taxes and lost government benefits.'We're constantly told that we need to save early and often to prepare for retirement,' said Laurence Kotlikoff, professor at Boston University and author of the study. 'Yet government policies tell low-income families, 'If you save for the future, you won't get our help today.' 'Over the last decade, the government has sharply increased the amounts that Americans can set aside on a tax-favored basis for retirement, created a tax credit for low-income people who fund retirement accounts and launched public campaigns urging people to save.

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