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  • Especially if you doubt whether higher taxes and relentless borrowing would really allow American society to finance the baby boom's retirement without undermining the economic growth ultimately needed to square the circle.

    Class War—or Generational War?

  • Some of the boom's effects became apparent in 2009, following the recession—particularly the escalating competition for talent.

    Talent War Crunches Start-Ups

  • Nearly 40% of homeowners who took cash out of their residences using home equity loans owe more than their homes are worth, more than twice the rate of those who didn't take out second mortgages, a report this week revealed, underscoring the consequences of easy borrowing amid the housing boom's inflated prices.

    Fed's Unease, Romney's Pass, China Surprise

  • In particular, the tech boom's benefits appear increasingly confined to small sets of well-educated and highly-skilled denizens, with many tech companies no longer creating the tiers of mid-range jobs that they used to, said Mr. Hancock.

    Silicon Valley Recovering Faster Than Nation

  • Judging from the comments I've received on Social Security posts in the past, Americans believe they have been taken advantage of in three ways: 1 In 1983, the system set out to build a huge trust fund to tide it over through the baby boom's retirement.

    Eric Schurenberg: 3 Things Everyone Knows About Social Security That Aren't True

  • The finding, in a report to be released Tuesday by real-estate data firm CoreLogic Inc., illustrates the consequences of easy borrowing amid the housing boom's inflated prices.

    Second-Mortgage Misery

  • Does the equity risk premium fall (causing stock prices to rise) during the baby boom's peak earnings years?

    Social Security and Real Production, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • The nation's homeownership rate gained 0.8 percentage points from 2000 to 2007, but has lost 1.3 percentage points since 2007, erasing the boom's gains, said Stephen East, a Ticonderoga Securities housing analyst.

    Boom's Home-Ownership Gains Lost

  • The high yields are attracting overseas investors, compounding the commodity-export boom's upward pressure on the currency.

    Caught in a Steel Trap

  • At the boom's peak, in 2005, retailers added more than 600,000 temporary workers to their rolls.

    Tidings Are Gloomy for Holiday-Job Seekers


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