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"An indispensable and surprisingly entertaining guide" to Social Security — Jane Pauley
A "great book" on Social Security, "and it's funny too!" — Jane Bryant Quinn
"Larry's grasp of the intricacies of this complex system is amazing. Even more amazing is how readable this book is." -- Liz Weston
"I love this book! Seriously! Who could ever guess that reading about Social Security could be this entertaining." -- Beth Kobliner
Whether or not Greece’s principal creditors, the Troika — Germany and the other Eurozone countries, the European Central Bank, and the IMF — put yet another fat finger into Greece’s disintegrating fiscal dike, the long-run outcome won’t change. Greece will keep defaulting big time on its official debt. Greece has already defaulted three times in the past five years although these defaults have been described as “bailouts” and “debt relief.” Each bailout comes with conditions, which are routinely ignored, generally out of necessity.
One thing is clear about Social Security’s rules. They were mostly written in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s when women were supposed to “know their place,” — namely stay at home, clean the house, make supper, bring up the kids, remain monogamous, and, in the case of divorce, don’t remarry. The rules are also very generous to new wives, especially younger new wives.
People of little means in our country are routinely being incarcerated for minor crimes. Meanwhile, big-time criminals engaging in major financial crimes that effectively involve the theft of billions of dollars from the public aren’t being prosecuted. Today we learned of yet another huge settlement by five of the largest banks operating in our country. The list includes JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Barclays, the Royal Bank of Scotland,and UBS.