Looking back 55 years at the changes in life expectancy, we could decide to change our definition of what it means to be old.
We can look at the impact of the19th Amendment through an economic lens to see when and how female voters increased their power.
A Social Security shortfall will create tradeoffs between the generations that get more than they paid to the system and others that get much less.
Although some find it tough to find a constantly shifting political center and others say there might not be one, we all care about the same issues.
To begin to understand the biggest slice of the federal spending pie, we should start with six need-to-know Social Security facts.
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It’s always handy to sound like you know your economics. So, after taking the econlife U.S. Presidential Election Economics Quiz (below), based on the third and final debate, see if you need the following top ten list: Whatever the question,…
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Retirement savings and income depend on the person’s prior income, longevity, the macroeconomic environment, Social Security and other entitlement programs.
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