While America Aged

While America Aged

Cumulative retirement deficits are approaching $1 trillion, and Lowenstein warns that these are only the first.

Author: Roger Lowenstein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144063940X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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The retirement crisis facing America-and the road map for a way out-from The New York Times bestselling author of Origins of the Crash In the last several decades, corporations and local governments made ruinous pension and healthcare promises to American workers. With these now coming due, they threaten to destroy twenty-first- century America's hopes for a comfortable retirement. With his trademark narrative panache, bestselling author Roger Lowenstein analyzes three fascinating case studies-General Motors, the New York City subway system, and the city of San Diego-each an object lesson and a compelling historical saga that illuminates how the pension crisis developed. Cumulative retirement deficits are approaching $1 trillion, and Lowenstein warns that these are only the first. Retirement pensions will continue to be a critical issue as the country ages, and While America Aged is the urgent call to action and prescription for reform.
Categories: Business & Economics

Sheltering America s Aged

Sheltering America s Aged

Options for Housing and Services : Hearing Before the Special Committee on
Aging, United States Senate, ... PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FEDERAL HOUSING
RESOURCES FOR CONGREGATE HOUSING FACILITIES While the State of ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015031836946

Category: Community health services for older people

Page: 114

View: 965

Categories: Community health services for older people

Poverty Among America s Aged

Poverty Among America s Aged

Furthermore , the elderly poverty rate exceeds 50 % when 200 % of the poverty
measure is 26 considered . While these figures are viewed with anguish by all
Americans with a conscience , they are also viewed with frustration by ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015072126389

Category: Aged

Page: 250

View: 470

Categories: Aged

Lament for America

Lament for America

Lowenstine, Roger. While America Aged: How Pension Debts Ruined General
Motors, Stopped the NYC Subways, Bankrupted San Diego, and Loom as the
Next Financial Crisis. New York: Penguin Press, 2008. Lutkus, Anthony and
Andrew ...

Author: Earl H. Fry

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442603615

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 537

Lament for America explores the major challenges to the status of the United States as a world superpower. In delving into the fundamental question of whether or not a relative decline is inevitable, the author recognizes that the changes faced over the next few decades will be more rapid and transformational than at any other period in American history. Lament for America offers concrete recommendations for renewal in areas such as defense policy, health care, education, and the environment, and serves as a useful guide to understanding how decisions will shape both the U.S. and global landscapes.
Categories: Political Science

While America Sleeps

While America Sleeps

Kim Il Sung, the aged dictator who had ruled Korea for more than forty years, had
objected to inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
required by the NPT on the grounds that his country was threatened by the
presence of ...

Author: Donald Kagan

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466882546

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 219

In While England Slept Winston Churchill revealed in 1938 how the inadequacy of Britain's military forces to cope with worldwide responsibilities in a peaceful but tense era crippled its ability to deter or even adequately prepare for World War II. In While America Sleeps, historians Donald and Frederick Kagan retrace Britain's international and defense policies during the years after World War I leading up to World War II, showing in persuasive detail how self-delusion and an unwillingness to face the inescapable responsibilities on which their security and the peace of the world depended cost the British dearly. The Kagans then turn their attention to America and argue that our nation finds itself in a position similar to that of Britain in the 1920s. For all its emergency interventions the U.S. has not yet accepted its unique responsibility to take the lead in preserving the peace. Years of military cutbacks-the "peace dividend" following the buildup and triumph over Communism of the Reagan years-have weakened our armed forces and left us with too few armed forces to cover too many possible threats. This has caused us to bank everything on high tech "smart" weapons - some of which have not yet been invented and others that we are not acquiring or deploying - as opposed to the long-term commitment of money, fighting men and women, and planning that the deterrence of a major war would require. This failure to shape a policy and to commit the resources needed to maintain peace has cost valuable time in shaping a peaceful world and has placed America's long-term security in danger. The policies of the Bush and Clinton administrations have left us in a position where we cannot avoid war and keep the peace in areas vital to our security. Neither have the post-Cold War policies sent clear signals to would-be aggressors that the U.S. can and will resist them. Tensions in the Middle East, instability in eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, the nuclear confrontation between India and Pakistan, the development of nuclear weapons and missiles by North Korea, and the menacing threats and actions of China, with its immense population, resentful sense of grievance and years of military buildup, all hint that the current peaceful era will not last forever. Can we make it last as long as possible? Are we prepared to face its collapse? While America Sleeps is a sobering, fascinating work of history that poses a thoughtful challenge to policy-makers and will interest military buffs as well as readers interested in history and international relations.
Categories: Political Science

Improving Data on America s Aging Population

Improving Data on America s Aging Population

The economic disparities seen within the U.S. older population are even more
striking when compared with other industrialized nations. Elderly couples in the
United States have the highest income and wealth in the OECD (Organization for
 ...

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309056335

Category: Social Science

Page: 64

View: 741

The Committee on National Statistics and the Committee on Population, at the request of the NIA, convened a workshop in March 1996 to discuss data on the aging population that address the emerging and important social, economic, and health conditions of the older population. The purposes of the workshop were to identify how the population at older ages in the next few decades will differ from the older population today, to understand the underlying causes of those changes, to anticipate future problems and policy issues, and to suggest future needs for data for research in these areas. The scope of the workshop was broader than that of the 1988 CNSTAT report, including not only data on health and long-term care, but also actuarial, economic, demographic, housing, and epidemiological data needs for informing public policy.
Categories: Social Science

Public Health for an Aging Society

Public Health for an Aging Society

While America watched TV reports broadcasting first responders' attempts to ...
while only 15% of the population in pre-Katrina New Orleans was aged 60 and
older, 74% of hurricane-related deaths were people 60 and older, and nearly half
of ...

Author: Thomas R. Prohaska

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421405353

Category: Medical

Page: 456

View: 956

Students and practitioners will find Public Health for an Aging Society an invaluable resource both in the workplace and the classroom.
Categories: Medical

Buffett

Buffett

BUFFETT ROGER LOWENSTEIN is the author of three bestselling books and the
forthcoming While America Aged: How Pension Debts Ruined General Motors,
Stopped the NYCSubways, Bankrupted San Diego, and Loom as the Next ...

Author: Roger Lowenstein

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 9781925548969

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 962

Starting from scratch, simply by picking stocks and companies for investment, Warren Buffett amassed one of the epochal fortunes of the twentieth century — an astounding net worth of US$62 billion, and counting. His awesome investment record has made him a cult figure popularly known for his seeming contradictions: a billionaire who has a modest lifestyle, a phenomenally successful investor who eschews the revolving-door trading of modern Wall Street, a brilliant dealmaker who cultivates a homespun aura. Journalist Roger Lowenstein draws on three years of unprecedented access to Buffett’s family, friends, and colleagues to provide the first definitive, inside account of the life and career of this American original. Buffett explains Buffett’s investment strategy — a long-term philosophy grounded in buying stock in companies that are undervalued on the market ,and hanging on until their worth invariably surfaces — and shows how it is a reflection of his inner self.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Aging America and Transportation

Aging America and Transportation

It hopes to open a public discussion about how aging affects driving ability, while
encouraging seniors to make wise choices about mobility as they grow older. The
program was implemented in whole or in part in the District of Columbia, ...

Author: Joseph Coughlin, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826123169

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 583

"Recommended."--CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries "Coughlin and DíAmbrosioís edited volume is a welcome contribution to highlighting this issue for gerontologists. The collection is an informative and useful reference for students, researchers, practitioners, planners, and policy analysts"--The Gerontologist This solution-focused volume fills a gap in the literature by addressing the key issues around mobility and transportation for the aging Baby Boomer generation--issues that will be significantly different than those of previous generations of older adults. This new generation, many of whom will continue to work past the traditional retirement age and expect to pursue an active lifestyle, may have to confront new transportation technology, the need to use public transportation, and ways to continue driving safely as their eyesight fades and reaction time slows down. This volume examines many of the issues faced by policymakers, transportation officials, vehicle manufacturers, health and human services professionals, and aging adults themselves as the largest generation prepares to enter late adulthood. The volume's editors are both at the MIT AgeLab, whose multi-disciplinary team designs, develops and deploys innovations to enhance quality of life for aging populations. Through the contributions of a diverse group of theorists and practitioners, including recommendations from the National Older Driver Safety Advisory Council, a collaboration between AARP's Driver Safety Program and the MIT AgeLab, the book discusses several key topics pertinent to Aging America and transportation. Among them are the changing demographics of the population, how this generation's lifestyle choices affect mobility, technology trends in private vehicles, changes in the infrastructure and transportation system, the "new" older driver, and issues of safety and education among older drivers. This book also explores practical solutions and strategies, such as new transportation options and innovations that will significantly impact the future of mobility for older adults, for keeping these seniors active and mobile well into their later years. Key Features: Focuses on the unique mobility needs of the aging Baby Boomer generation Provides practical solutions and strategies for policy changes to enhance the mobility of older adults Examines issues faced by policymakers, transportation officials, vehicle manufacturers, health and human services professionals, and aging adults Discusses strategies for updating the infrastructure and transportation system, driving safety education for older drivers, and trends in private vehicle innovations
Categories: Social Science

God Guns Grits and Gravy

God  Guns  Grits  and Gravy

Their unemployment rate was 5.1 percent, while America's was 6.3 percent. ...
that in April 2014, the labor force participation rate for Americans aged 25–29
was 79.8 percent, the lowest level since 1982 when the BLS started keeping
records.

Author: Mike Huckabee

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466866713

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 514

The New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestseller from a presidential candidate for the 2016 election! In God, Guns, Grits and Gravy, Mike Huckabee asks, "Have I been taken to a different planet than the one on which I grew up?" The New York Times bestselling author explores today's fractious American culture, where divisions of class, race, politics, religion, gender, age, and other fault lines make polite conversation dicey, if not downright dangerous. As Huckabee notes, the differences of opinion between the "Bubble-villes" of the big power centers and the "Bubba-villes" where most people live are profound, provocative, and sometimes pretty funny. Where else but in Washington, D.C. could two presidential golf outings cost the American taxpayers $2.9 million in travel expenses? Government bailouts, politician pig-outs, and popular culture provocations from Jay-Z and Beyoncé to Honey Boo-Boo to the Duck Dynasty's Robertson family. Gun rights, gay marriage, the decline of patriotism, and the mainstream media's contempt for those who cherish a faith-based life. The trouble with Democrats, the even bigger trouble with Republicans, our national security complex, and how our Constitution is eroding under our noses. Reflections on our way of life as it once was, as it is, and as it might become...these subjects and many more are covered with Mike Huckabee's signature wit, insight, and honesty.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Profiles of America s Elderly

Profiles of America s Elderly

The elderly population ( aged 65 or older ) grew by 22 percent during the 1980's .
One in eight Americans is 65 or older . That's over 31 million people . From 1980
to 1990 , America's population 85 years and over increased 38 percent ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D002916733

Category: Older people

Page: 2

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Categories: Older people

America s Bank

America s Bank

Chronicles the tumultuous era and remarkable personalities that created the Federal Reserve, tracing the financial panic and widespread distrust of bankers that prompted the landmark 1913 Federal Reserve Act and launched America's first ...

Author: Roger Lowenstein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781594205491

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 355

View: 629

Chronicles the tumultuous era and remarkable personalities that created the Federal Reserve, tracing the financial panic and widespread distrust of bankers that prompted the landmark 1913 Federal Reserve Act and launched America's first steps onto the world financial stage.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Metropolis in Black and White

The Metropolis in Black and White

Even though there has been a decline in the rates for all American infants since
about 1965, the key figure is the black/white ... Homicide is the leading cause of
death among young African-Americans aged 15-34; and although less serious, ...

Author: George C. Galster

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412850452

Category: Inner cities

Page: 386

View: 613

Categories: Inner cities

Contingencies

Contingencies

BOOKLINKS | REVIEW BY ANDREW SIMONELLI While America Aged How
Pension Debts Ruined General Motors , Stopped ... During the stadium tour , I
envisioned the biggest offenders were nearsighted emi myself as part of the
action that ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556039241922

Category: Actuaries

Page:

View: 213

Categories: Actuaries

Justice Between Generations

Justice Between Generations

Within a single generation , the elderly have gone from being the poorest , most
vulnerable age group in American society ... While programs for children in
poverty are cut , few politicians dare to discuss the possibility of reducing
entitlement ...

Author: Matthew C. Price

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275960129

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

View: 447

Shows how the elderly have used their growing political power to capture a disproportionate share of public resources and asks what one generation owes another.
Categories: Social Science

The American Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events of the Year

The American Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events of the Year

He He remained North during the early part of was born in Montevideo , South
America , in the war , but subsequently ... When known Presbyterian minister ;
died at Savan - Throckmorton was afterward deposed by the nah , Ga . , aged 79
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HB0R8V

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page:

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Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

The Columbia Guide to African American History Since 1939

The Columbia Guide to African American History Since 1939

THE WAR ON POVERTY Although Lyndon B. Johnson had promised to launch
the “Great Society” after being elected president in 1964, the war in Vietnam
overshadowed ... In 1959, 35.2 percent of Americans aged 65 and above were
below ...

Author: Robert L Harris Jr.

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231510875

Category: History

Page: 456

View: 487

This book is a multifaceted approach to understanding the central developments in African American history since 1939. It combines a historical overview of key personalities and movements with essays by leading scholars on specific facets of the African American experience, a chronology of events, and a guide to further study. Marian Anderson's famous 1939 concert in front of the Lincoln Memorial was a watershed moment in the struggle for racial justice. Beginning with this event, the editors chart the historical efforts of African Americans to address racism and inequality. They explore the rise of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements and the national and international contexts that shaped their ideologies and methods; consider how changes in immigration patterns have complicated the conventional "black/white" dichotomy in U.S. society; discuss the often uneasy coexistence between a growing African American middle class and a persistent and sizable underclass; and address the complexity of the contemporary African American experience. Contributors consider specific issues in African American life, including the effects of the postindustrial economy and the influence of music, military service, sports, literature, culture, business, and the politics of self-designation, e.g.,"Colored" vs. "Negro," "Black" vs. "African American". While emphasizing political and social developments, this volume also illuminates important economic, military, and cultural themes. An invaluable resource, The Columbia Guide to African American History Since 1939 provides a thorough understanding of a crucial historical period.
Categories: History

African American Psychology

African American Psychology

African American elderly represented 8 % of the total U.S. population aged 65
and older ( McKinnon , 2003 ) . ... care providers spend an average of about 4
hours a day caring for an elderly person , oftentimes while working outside the
home .

Author: Faye Z Belgrave

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 076192471X

Category: Psychology

Page: 441

View: 633

African American Psychology, written by Faye Z. Belgrave & Kevin W. Allison, serves as an integrated resource that is sure to spark many such discussions about contemporary theory and research in this rapidly expanding field. Considering both the traditional American psychology literature as well as the more recent Africentric scholarship, this book offers comprehensive coverage of the research and theory that have developed over the past two decades. African American Psychology offers a timely broad-based overview of key topics and research specifically relevant to the psychology of African American culture.
Categories: Psychology

Retooling for an Aging America

Retooling for an Aging America

Between 2005 and 2030 the number of adults aged 65 and older will almost
double, from 37 million to over 70 million, accounting for an increase from 12
percent of the U.S. population to almost 20 percent. While this population surge
has ...

Author: Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309115872

Category: Medical

Page: 316

View: 248

As the first of the nation's 78 million baby boomers begin reaching age 65 in 2011, they will face a health care workforce that is too small and woefully unprepared to meet their specific health needs. Retooling for an Aging America calls for bold initiatives starting immediately to train all health care providers in the basics of geriatric care and to prepare family members and other informal caregivers, who currently receive little or no training in how to tend to their aging loved ones. The book also recommends that Medicare, Medicaid, and other health plans pay higher rates to boost recruitment and retention of geriatric specialists and care aides. Educators and health professional groups can use Retooling for an Aging America to institute or increase formal education and training in geriatrics. Consumer groups can use the book to advocate for improving the care for older adults. Health care professional and occupational groups can use it to improve the quality of health care jobs.
Categories: Medical

An Aging Population

An Aging Population

The story begins at the dawn of the twentieth century , when most Americans
were rural dwellers under age 25 . Only 3 . 1 million Americans - just 4 percent of
the total population - were aged 65 and older . The life expectancy of a newborn
 ...

Author: Charles P. Cozic

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 1565103955

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 403

Presents a variety of opinions on how an aging population will affect America, including questions about health care, entitlement programs, and how society views the elderly.
Categories: Social Science