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2015 Retirement Confidence Survey — 2015 Results

2015 Retirement Confidence Survey — 2015 Results
Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute
From press release (PDF):

American workers and retirees are expressing higher confidence about their ability to afford retirement this year, even though there is little sign they are taking the necessary steps to achieve that goal, according to the 25th annual Retirement Confidence Survey—the longest-running survey of its kind.

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Business And Economics

Work towards radically changing perceptions of people who have offended

I believe that a radical change of how society views people who have offended is required. The media still uses language that portrays people who offend in a very negative way, and these portrayals are thoughts held by many. 176 more words

Rehabilitation

Thinking About China

By Alan Caruba ~

Napoleon Bonaparte purportedly said “Let China sleep, for when China wakes, she will shake the world.”

As Thomas J. Christensen, the author of his recently published “The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power”, reminds us, “For millennia China was arguably the greatest civilization on the planet and for many previous centuries its most powerful empire.” 848 more words

Public Opinion

A Few More Hot Days Does Not Equal A Lot More Heat Waves

By David Kreutzer, Ph.D. ~

Whatever the combination of human and natural causes, the world has warmed by about 0.85 degrees Celsius (1.5 degrees Fahrenheit) over the last century or so. 462 more words

Public Opinion

लोकं काय म्हणतील?

हा आमचा अजस्त्र पसलेला कोकणकडा..!

पावसात अन थंडीत तर डोळ्यांची पापणीही मिटू नये इतका नयनरम्य!

मेघांनी अंगावर अभिषेक केलेल्या पाण्याला तितक्याच गुर्मीत भिरकावत..

आदरयुक्त भीतीने अन् सौंदर्यपूर्ण मायाजालाने अख्या परीसराला आपल्या कवेत घेत..!

त्या बेफिकीरीत, बेशिस्तितही एक निराळाच डौल!!

आणि ऊन्हाळ्यात हा महाकाय राक्षसासारखा.. जणु सूर्याकडून आग हिसकावून ती जगावर ओकत!

तोच गर्व.. तीच मस्ती.. तोच माज!!

आपलं स्वत्व, अस्तित्व अभेद्य राखत, सृष्टीतील चराचरांच्या परोक्ष/अपरोक्ष, त्याचा हा खेळ शतकानुशतकं असाच चाललाय.. चालू राहील.. प्राप्त परीस्थितीला शरण न जाता!!
रोजची चौकट मोडून या कोकणकड्यासारखं एकदातरी जगायचंय..

‘लोकं काय म्हणतील??’ याची बिलकूल पर्वा न करता..!!

Marathi Bhasha

The Slow Death Of Common Core

By Alan Caruba ~

Think about the major policy undertakings of the Obama administration over the past six and a half years. It began with a “stimulus” that wasted trillions in the quest of generating jobs, but did little to nothing in achieving that goal. 808 more words

Public Opinion

Pipeline Foes Funded By Putin’s Pals

By Paul Driessen ~

What happens when protesters learn they’re being used by billionaires? They dig in their ideological heels and shout insults.

As hydraulic fracturing and Canadian oil sands development sent North American petroleum production soaring, new pipelines were approved and constructed, including the Keystone system’s first three phases. 773 more words

Public Opinion