Tag: baby boomers


I’m deeply saddened to say that Annette Funicello has died. For those of us older than 45, we remember Annette as a Mouseketeer. She brought a lot of joy to millions. From New York Times: Annette Funicello, who won America’s heart as a 12-year-old in Mickey Mouse ears, captivated adolescent baby boomers in slightly spicy beach movies and later championed people with multiple sclerosis, a disease from which she suffered, died on Monday in Bakersfield, Calif. She was 70. Her death, from complications of the disease, was announced on the Disney Web site. As an adult Ms. Funicello described herself as “the

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Ecomonic outlook

I have been saying for a while that the US government has to do more about our economy. It seems that several major economists, including Paul Krugman, agree with me (or more correctly, I agree with him). The following video is from a conference that was sponsored by the Economic Policy Institute. Conference Materials The Century Foundation Deficit Disorder: Sense and Nonsense About the Federal Debt http://www.tcf.org/publications/economicsinequality/defecitrc.pdf How to Reduce Deficits and Improve the Tax System Without Hurting Most Families http://www.tcf.org/publications/economicsinequality/wasow_brief.pdf The Impact of Housing and Investment Market Declines on the Wealth of Baby Boomers http://www.tcf.org/publications/economicsinequality/parekh_brief.pdf Demos Reconciling Economic Growth and

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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