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: 9781440639401

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

A substantial portion of our elderly population falls within the neediest segment of our society . There are 95,262 Boston residents over the age of 60 ; of them , 12 percent fall below the poverty level . While 12 percent may not seem ...

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

Publisher:

ISBN: LOC:00185876433

Category: Age

Page: 114

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Categories: Age

While America Watches

While America Watches

When all else fails, that's all we can hope for—more time. ... reexamine the moral complexities of crimes associated with the Holocaust when they defend “the unpopular cause of a teen-aged American Nazi . . . accused of killing the aged ...

Author: Jeffrey Shandler

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195139297

Category: History

Page: 316

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In the first study of its kind, the author traces the process by which television has shaped the American public's consciousness of the Holocaust, helped to turn the Holocaust survivor into a moral symbol, and sparked controversies over its presentations. UP.
Categories: History

Culture Wars

Culture Wars

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, 2008. Stein, Jason, and Patrick Marley. More Than They Bargained For: ...

Author: Roger Chapman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317473510

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1200

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The term "culture wars" refers to the political and sociological polarisation that has characterised American society the past several decades. This new edition provides an enlightening and comprehensive A-to-Z ready reference, now with supporting primary documents, on major topics of contemporary importance for students, teachers, and the general reader. It aims to promote understanding and clarification on pertinent topics that too often are not adequately explained or discussed in a balanced context. With approximately 640 entries plus more than 120 primary documents supporting both sides of key issues, this is a unique and defining work, indispensable to informed discussions of the most timely and critical issues facing America today.
Categories: Business & Economics

A Pentecostal Political Theology for American Renewal

A Pentecostal Political Theology for American Renewal

72 The fiscal gap is so large that it exceeds all current private wealth in the U.S. Taxing the rich is not a ... For full account of the problem, see Roger Lowenstein, While America Aged: How Pension Debts ruined General Motors, ...

Author: Steven M. Studebaker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137480163

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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This book argues that Christians have a stake in the sustainability and success of core cultural values of the West in general and America in particular. Steven M. Studebaker considers Western and American decline from a theological and, specifically, Pentecostal perspective. The volume proposes and develops a Pentecostal political theology that can be used to address and reframe Christian political identity in the United States. Studebaker asserts that American Christians are currently not properly engaged in preventing America’s decline or halting the shifts in its core values. The problem, he suggests, is that American Christianity not only gives little thought to the state of the nation beyond a handful of moral issues like abortion, but its popular political theologies lead Christians to think of themselves more as aliens than as citizens. This book posits that the proposed Pentecostal political theology would help American Christians view themselves as citizens and better recognize their stake in the renewal of their nation. The foundation of this proposed political theology is a pneumatological narrative of renewal—a biblical narrative of the Spirit that begins with creation, proceeds through Incarnation and Pentecost, and culminates in the new creation and everlasting kingdom of God. This narrative provides the foundation for a political theology that speaks to the issues of Christian political identity and encourages Christian political participation.
Categories: Religion

Aging

Aging

... Executive He said that while these newer tion in 1968 . services are usually being provided Last Mother's Day ... pointed out that while 8 % of America's aged are black , only 3 % hot lunch , health insurance , check- the U.S. ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106017299535

Category: Geriatrics

Page:

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Categories: Geriatrics

America s Bank

America s Bank

Roger Lowenstein—acclaimed financial journalist and bestselling author of When Genius Failed and The End of Wall Street—tells the drama-laden story of how America created the Federal Reserve, thereby taking its first steps onto the ...

Author: Roger Lowenstein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101614129

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 406

A tour de force of historical reportage, America’s Bank illuminates the tumultuous era and remarkable personalities that spurred the unlikely birth of America’s modern central bank, the Federal Reserve. Today, the Fed is the bedrock of the financial landscape, yet the fight to create it was so protracted and divisive that it seems a small miracle that it was ever established. For nearly a century, America, alone among developed nations, refused to consider any central or organizing agency in its financial system. Americans’ mistrust of big government and of big banks—a legacy of the country’s Jeffersonian, small-government traditions—was so widespread that modernizing reform was deemed impossible. Each bank was left to stand on its own, with no central reserve or lender of last resort. The real-world consequences of this chaotic and provincial system were frequent financial panics, bank runs, money shortages, and depressions. By the first decade of the twentieth century, it had become plain that the outmoded banking system was ill equipped to finance America’s burgeoning industry. But political will for reform was lacking. It took an economic meltdown, a high-level tour of Europe, and—improbably—a conspiratorial effort by vilified captains of Wall Street to overcome popular resistance. Finally, in 1913, Congress conceived a federalist and quintessentially American solution to the conflict that had divided bankers, farmers, populists, and ordinary Americans, and enacted the landmark Federal Reserve Act. Roger Lowenstein—acclaimed financial journalist and bestselling author of When Genius Failed and The End of Wall Street—tells the drama-laden story of how America created the Federal Reserve, thereby taking its first steps onto the world stage as a global financial power. America’s Bank showcases Lowenstein at his very finest: illuminating complex financial and political issues with striking clarity, infusing the debates of our past with all the gripping immediacy of today, and painting unforgettable portraits of Gilded Age bankers, presidents, and politicians. Lowenstein focuses on the four men at the heart of the struggle to create the Federal Reserve. These were Paul Warburg, a refined, German-born financier, recently relocated to New York, who was horrified by the primitive condition of America’s finances; Rhode Island’s Nelson W. Aldrich, the reigning power broker in the U.S. Senate and an archetypal Gilded Age legislator; Carter Glass, the ambitious, if then little-known, Virginia congressman who chaired the House Banking Committee at a crucial moment of political transition; and President Woodrow Wilson, the academician-turned-progressive-politician who forced Glass to reconcile his deep-seated differences with bankers and accept the principle (anathema to southern Democrats) of federal control. Weaving together a raucous era in American politics with a storied financial crisis and intrigue at the highest levels of Washington and Wall Street, Lowenstein brings the beginnings of one of the country’s most crucial institutions to vivid and unforgettable life. Readers of this gripping historical narrative will wonder whether they’re reading about one hundred years ago or the still-seething conflicts that mark our discussions of banking and politics today.
Categories: Business & Economics

Small Stocks Big Money

Small Stocks  Big Money

Take on the Street: What Wall Street and Corporate America Don't Want You to Know, Arthur Levitt While America Aged: How Pension Debts Ruined General Motors, Stopped the NYC Subways, ...

Author: Dave Gentry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119172581

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 370

Small companies come with big risk, but potentially life-changing reward Small Stocks, Big Money provides first-hand perspective and insider information on the fast world of microcap investing. In a series of interviews with the superstars of small stocks, you'll learn how to discover the right companies and develop a solid investment strategy with a potentially big payoff. Each chapter includes a short bio of the investor in question, and provides key insight into the lessons learned from the investments that made them millions—or in some cases, hundreds of millions. You'll learn each investor's top stock picks, and how they originally chose the investments that became their gold mines. Whether you're a professional investor or a novice, this book is a unique and valuable source of information for anyone interested in the volatile world of small stocks and big money. The smaller the company, the bigger the risk—and the bigger the potential payoff. These interviews show you how to avoid or mitigate those risks, and how to choose the stocks with the best potential from the perspective of those who have done it very, very successfully. Learn the nuances of microcap investing Read the stories of the pros who have made millions Gain expert insight from top microcap investors Avoid the potential pitfalls and reap the big rewards Taking a risk on a small company can lead to tremendous gains when they become an industry giant. The trick is in choosing the company that is likely to follow that trajectory, and allocating your investment appropriately to protect yourself in case of disaster. Small Stocks, Big Money gives you a head start by teaching you what the pros wish they knew then.
Categories: Business & Economics

Improving Data on America s Aging Population

Improving Data on America s Aging Population

Individual workers make their retirement decisions on the basis of the financial incentives they face, while employers ... At the same time, the economic position of nonelderly persons aged 18-64 has declined somewhat, and the economic ...

Author: Committee on National Statistics

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309523530

Category: Social Science

Page: 49

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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

Creating Opportunities for Older Persons

Creating Opportunities for Older Persons

Those of us concerned with goals in aging must envision a positive role for the Nation's elderly citizens in this crucial process of change and adaptation . While America as a whole has been growing and changing , so have the older ...

Author: United States. Welfare Administration

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D03464855Y

Category: Aging

Page: 44

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Categories: Aging

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 NYC Subways, Bankrupted San Diego, and Loom as the Next Financial Crisis.

Author: Roger Lowenstein

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 9781925548969

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 119

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

Social Issues in America

Social Issues in America

49.5 percent among those aged 18 to 24, while only dropping off 45.1 percent among those aged 35 to 49. In fact, crime victimization rose 12.5 percent among those aged 50 to 64 during this time. This happened in part because law ...

Author: James Ciment

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317459712

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2030

View: 683

Truly comprehensive in scope - and arranged in A-Z format for quick access - this eight-volume set is a one-source reference for anyone researching the historical and contemporary details of more than 170 major issues confronting American society. Entries cover the full range of hotly contested social issues - including economic, scientific, environmental, criminal, legal, security, health, and media topics. Each entry discusses the historical origins of the problem or debate; past means used to deal with the issue; the current controversy surrounding the issue from all perspectives; and the near-term and future implications for society. In addition, each entry includes a chronology, a bibliography, and a directory of Internet resources for further research as well as primary documents and statistical tables highlighting the debates.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Nation s Rural Elderly Winterset Iowa

The Nation s Rural Elderly  Winterset  Iowa

Consequently , while the store owner is rural , he is not aged — and his younger counterpart while aged , is not rural . These examples illustrate the ... in rural America of 1920 than they are today . Consequently , the rural aged were ...

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

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078696948

Category: Old age assistance

Page: 641

View: 958

Categories: Old age assistance

Contingencies

Contingencies

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

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556039241922

Category: Actuaries

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Categories: Actuaries

Investing in America s Families

Investing in America s Families

Unfortunately, recognition of population aging is often accompanied by great pessimism about society's ability to meet the needs of future generations of the elderly while also meeting the needs of other groups.

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

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210006931149

Category: Families

Page: 139

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Categories: Families

The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology

The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology

The baseline survey was conducted during 2001 with a representative sample of approximately 15,000 people aged 50 ... MHAS was funded by the United States' National Institute on Aging, modeled after the US Health and Retirement Study.

Author: Dale Dannefer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446248393

Category: Social Science

Page: 712

View: 935

"This SAGE Handbook integrates basic research on social dimensions of aging. It presents programmatic applications of research in areas not often seen in Handbooks including imprisonment, technology and aging, urban society aged, and elderly migration. The authors constitute a Who's Who of international gerontology, and the focus on globalization and aging is unique among Handbooks today. This Handbook should be in the library of every social gerontologist." - Vern L. Bengtson, Professor of Gerontology, University of Southern California This volume reflects the emergence of ageing as a global concern, including chapters by international scholars from Asia, Australasia, Europe and North America. It provides a comprehensive overview of key trends and issues in the field, drawing upon the full range of social science disciplines. The Handbook is organized into five parts, each exploring different aspects of research into social aspects of ageing: Disciplinary overviews: summaries of findings from key disciplinary areas within social gerontology. Social relationships and social differences: explores area like social inequality, gender, religion, inter-generational ties, social networks, and friendships. Individual characteristics and change in later life: examines different aspects of individual aging, including self and identity, cognitive processes, and bio-social interactions and their impact on physical and psychological aging. Comparative perspectives and cultural innovations: topics include ageing and development, ageing in a global context, migration, and cross-cultural perspectives on grandparenthood. Policy issues: covering policy concerns such aslong-term care, technology and older people, end of life issues, work and retirement, and the politics of old age. This will be essential reading for all students, researchers and policy-makers concerned with the major issues influencing the lives of older people across the globe.
Categories: Social Science

The Gentleman s Magazine

The Gentleman s Magazine

Wrecked off Balaklava , while in command of Mr. John W. Gray , of Port Maria , Jamaica . ... Robert At Cleveland , America , aged 33 , Mr. Henry Lewis , R.N. of Brighton , and grandson of the late Chatterton , son of the late Edward ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015030568839

Category: Early English newspapers

Page:

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The "Gentleman's magazine" section is a digest of selections from the weekly press; the "(Trader's) monthly intelligencer" section consists of news (foreign and domestic), vital statistics, a register of the month's new publications, and a calendar of forthcoming trade fairs.
Categories: Early English newspapers

Housing America in the 1980s

Housing America in the 1980s

dition to the increased ability of the elderly to remain in conventional housing many years after their children have grown and moved away. During the decade of the 1970s, the number of persons under age 15 dropped from 58 million to 51 ...

Author: John S. Adams

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 9781610440004

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 477

Housing provides shelter, in a variety of forms, but it is also resonant with meaning on many other levels--as a financial asset, a status symbol, an expression of private aspirations and identities, a means of inclusion or exclusion, and finally as a battleground for social change. John Adams' impressive new study explores this complex topic in all its dimensions. Using census data and other housing surveys, Adams describes the recent history of housing in America; the nature of housing supply and demand; patterns of housing use; and selected housing policy questions. Adams supplements this national and regional analysis with a remarkable set of small-area analyses, revealing how neighborhood settings affect housing use and how market forces and other trends interact to shape a neighborhood. These analyses focus on a sample of over fifty urbanized areas, including the nation's three largest cities (New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago). Special two-color maps illustrate the dynamics of housing use in each of these communities. Clearly and insightfully, this volume paints a unique picture of the American "housing landscape," a landscape that reflects and regulates significant aspects of our national life. A Volume in the Russell Sage Foundation Census Series
Categories: Social Science

The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink

The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink

The situation changed for the better for some elderly people in January 1954, when a group of volunteers at the Lighthouse, ... in the 19605 during America's involvement in the Vietnam War and the struggles of the civil rights movement.

Author: Andrew F. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199885763

Category: Cooking

Page: 736

View: 956

Offering a panoramic view of the history and culture of food and drink in America with fascinating entries on everything from the smell of asparagus to the history of White Castle, and the origin of Bloody Marys to jambalaya, the Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink provides a concise, authoritative, and exuberant look at this modern American obsession. Ideal for the food scholar and food enthusiast alike, it is equally appetizing for anyone fascinated by Americana, capturing our culture and history through what we love most--food! Building on the highly praised and deliciously browseable two-volume compendium the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, this new work serves up everything you could ever want to know about American consumables and their impact on popular culture and the culinary world. Within its pages for example, we learn that Lifesavers candy owes its success to the canny marketing idea of placing the original flavor, mint, next to cash registers at bars. Patrons who bought them to mask the smell of alcohol on their breath before heading home soon found they were just as tasty sober and the company began producing other flavors. Edited by Andrew Smith, a writer and lecturer on culinary history, the Companion serves up more than just trivia however, including hundreds of entries on fast food, celebrity chefs, fish, sandwiches, regional and ethnic cuisine, food science, and historical food traditions. It also dispels a few commonly held myths. Veganism, isn't simply the practice of a few "hippies," but is in fact wide-spread among elite athletic circles. Many of the top competitors in the Ironman and Ultramarathon events go even further, avoiding all animal products by following a strictly vegan diet. Anyone hungering to know what our nation has been cooking and eating for the last three centuries should own the Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink.
Categories: Cooking

The Rebellion Record

The Rebellion Record

... aged thirty - two years , a native of Scotland , high seas against the United States of America , was on the Jeff . Davis when she captured the their ships , vessels , goods and effects , and those barks Alvarado , Enchantress , and ...

Author: Frank Moore

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044019079110

Category: United States

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Categories: United States