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Michael Hiltzik
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Attended Colgate University
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Now they tell us..
The conservative argument that the retirement crisis is a myth has been based on the notion that Americans actually will have far more in retirement resources than they recognize--particularly that Social Security benefits will amount to a much larger percentage of workers' lifetime income than has been assumed. Ergo, there's no need to expand Social Security to give retirees more.
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B S on the WEB ... Now the numbers are Bogus !!!
Hindsight and Foresight can always be the distorted by the wrong people !!!

ping : +David Amerland​​
Our distorted country that was America Once Upon A Time !!!
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Sometimes it doesn't "just work"
There always have been two great virtues in Apple 's policy of keeping the development of hardware and core software in-house: their seamless integration with each other, and their quality.
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Easy to upbraid a bad boy, harder to actually pass a law
Members of the House Oversight Committee were probably giving each other high fives Thursday for making Martin Shkreli look like a smug jerk under their questioning about the high drug prices at his former company, Turing Pharmaceuticals.
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..and keeps trying to deflect blame
United Health Group is the nation's biggest private health insurer, so when its executives started whining last year about how it was losing millions on Affordable Care Act exchange plans and threatened to leave the ACA market as early as 2017, people took notice.
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Not as easy as you think
The worst aspect of the "Uberization" of our economy may not be the transformation of workers who could once earn a living wage into "independent contractors" who can barely make ends meet; it's the spreading of the myth that any economic function can be shoehorned into the Uber format of service-on-demand at a rock-bottom price.
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Don't count on anyone doing time for Flint, either
The Flint, Mich., water crisis has been garnering all the headlines lately, but we shouldn't forget its precursor in the news cycles devoted to man-made environmental disasters. That would be the 2014 chemical spill into the Elk and Kanawha rivers flowing through Charleston, W. Va.
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By caring more about grants than the public interest
The Flint, Mich., water crisis , in which thousands of children were exposed to elevated lead levels after a supposedly money-saving decision to start using the corrosive Flint River as the city's water supply, is more than a massive failure of politics and regulation . It's also a failure of science and scientists.
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Wholesome sport, or maimer?
This is the week that our national fascination with pro football reaches its annual climax. The run-up tp the Super Bowl is also a good time to ponder the effects of the game on its youngest participants, some of whom start tackling each other as early as age 5.
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Everything else is an also-ran
For all its faults, the National Football League does some things very well. Most of them are associated with marketing, at which it's brilliant. And perhaps its most brilliant marketing stunt is to convince people that they should watch the Super Bowl telecast for the commercials.
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What the Lord brings together
Every so often, nature brings together two prospective partners who truly deserve each other. Such a match made in heaven is the alliance of Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson and the National Football League .
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The futility of flapdoodle, on the stock market
There was plenty of stock market news to chew over last week, but the item that drew the largest volume of chatter on the celebrity pages involved Oprah Winfrey and the diet company Weight Watchers International.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning business columnist, author/historian of science, tech, & The New Deal.
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I write and blog about business, economics, and public policy at latimes.com/hiltzik
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    1973
  • Columbia University
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