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Should we spend it all?

Stuart Rosenthal, Publisher

For the past two months, I’ve been writing in this column about the financial pit that we are digging for ourselves as a country. At least, that’s one way of looking at the trillions of dollars of expanding deficits embedded in our federal and state government budgets.

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Facing facts, part II

Stuart Rosenthal, Publisher

In last month’s column, I started to lay out some generally well-known facts in hopes they can facilitate an important discussion that I feel Americans need to be having with each other. To summarize very briefly: Thanks to modern medicine and healthier lifestyles, we are living longer. While that’s a good thing for the most part, more and more older Americans are outliving their savings.

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