It’s sleazy, it’s totally illegal, and yet it could become the future of retirement
Jeff Guo, Washington Post
Over 100 years ago in America — before Social Security, before IRAs, corporate pensions and 401(k)s — there was a ludicrously popular (and somewhat sleazy) retirement scheme called the tontine.
World Bank rethinks poverty measure
Noel King, Marketplace
The United Nations General Assembly meets in New York City this week, and poverty is high on the agenda. Eradicating extreme poverty by the year 2030 is No. 1 on the U.N. list of sustainable development goals. The World Bank, which sets the benchmark for the global extreme poverty line, is expected to shift the line soon from $1.25 a day to $1.90 a day.
Evangelicals Going to the Dogs — and Cats — With Major Statement on Animal Welfare
David Briggs, Huffington Post
First, Pope Francis issued a major encyclical in June stating any act of cruelty toward any creature “is contrary to human dignity.” Now, evangelicals are turning their attention to all creatures great and small.
How important is inequality to voters?
Karlyn Bowman and Heather Sims, AEI Ideas
What are Americans saying about the issue that Mayor de Blasio and the candidates should know? Do people think the deck is stacked against them? Do they believe inequality is getting worse? How important will the issue be in 2016?