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    Social Security Misunderstood and Mishandled by Government

Social Security Misunderstood and Mishandled by Government

In a recent article by a heretofore anonymous self-proclaimed director of the institute for Economic Education and an assistant professor of economics at East Texas Baptist University, Tyler Watts belittled social security. His credentials are lacking, and his proclamations are misrepresentative of the facts. The truth is that socials security is misunderstood and has been drastically mishandled by our government. Mr. Watts spouts TEA Party values which are detrimental to

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    World is Getting Older

World is Getting Older

The baby boom has slowed; the number of deaths during childbirth have decreased; there are far fewer jobs which were considered dangerous a century ago; medical science has lowered the death rate from serious disease. The World is getting older. Twelve percent of the world’s population is composed of the elderly; the actual number is 850 billion. The worldwide definition of ‘elderly’ is age 65 or above. It is estimated

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