America’s Aging Workforce: It’s Time for Employers to Accept Reality

The current financial crisis in the U.S. is hitting everyone hard, perhaps not least the older population. Many in this age group will have taken early retirement in recent years and may now be starting to feel the pinch due to unexpected price rises. Some of these seniors, along with others who just miss . . . → Read More: America’s Aging Workforce: It’s Time for Employers to Accept Reality

Financial Bailouts: Is the U.S. on the Road to Socialism? (Part 1)

All nation-states reside somewhere on the continuum between laissez-faire and total-state central planning. No country is completely capitalist and no country (with the possible exception of North Korea) is entirely socialist. So how are we to define roughly “capitalist” and “socialist” countries? Where is the dividing line? How do we know if we are . . . → Read More: Financial Bailouts: Is the U.S. on the Road to Socialism? (Part 1)

Collapse of Auction Rate Securities Market Under Investigation by Justice Department

An auction rate security generally refers to a debt instrument with a long-term nominal maturity for which the interest rate is regularly reset through periodic auctions. It allows issuers to borrow for the long-term but at lower, short-term interest rates.

The auction-rate securities market involved investors buying and selling instruments that resembled corporate debt whose interest rates . . . → Read More: Collapse of Auction Rate Securities Market Under Investigation by Justice Department