Posts Tagged ‘retirement’

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    What Should Government Pay For?

    Nov 13, 10 • 134 Views • Economic Debates, Economic History, Government, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    Topping its front page with “CUT, RAISE, RAISE, LOWER, REPEAL, SCRAP, CUT, CUT,” The Wall Street Journal told readers some of the new deficit commission’s proposals. 1) For defense spending, the cut would be $100 billion. 2) The Social

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    Silver Job Fairs

    Oct 31, 10 • 174 Views • Developing Economies, Economic Debates, GovernmentNo Comments

    It is more likely that a 75 year-old South Korean will be working than a 60 year old Frenchman. According to OECD (Organization of Economic Cooperation and development) statistics cited by Floyd Norris, workers in South Korea and Japan remain in the labor

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    A Smaller Safety Net?

    Sep 10, 10 • 178 Views • Economic Debates, Government, International Trade and Finance, Labor1 Comment

    In France, a 24 hour workers’ strike brought retirement rights back to the headlines. Saying that a 60 year old retirement age was no longer affordable, French President Sarkozy has proposed moving it up to 62. French workers disagree. In the U.S., a