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Social Security Increase For 2020 Around $24 A Month

quoting Charles Blahousvia News On 6
Friday, October 11, 2019

Almost 70 million retirees will see a 1.6% cost-of-living increase from Social Security in 2020, an uptick with potential political consequences in an election year when Democrats are pushing for more protection from inflation.

In the News

Trading Silence For Access: The Cost of Doing Business In China

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia US News
Friday, October 11, 2019

Corporate stewardship is easy to execute when the stakes are low. It's easy when there isn't a loser, when the platitudes handed down from the C-suite are feel-good and vague, when foreign officials who control one of the most commercially significant markets on the planet aren't demanding some sort of action or apology, despite their regime's documented history of human rights abuses and trepidation for free speech.

Analysis and Commentary

Daniel Kuehn On Aaron Director

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, October 11, 2019

Aaron Director had an enormous impact on antitrust law, first through the activities of the Free Market Study (1946-1952) and the Antitrust Project (1953-1957), and through his subsequent work and teaching at the University of Chicago Law School.

Analysis and Commentary

Chicago Does Not Understand Incentives

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, October 11, 2019

The University of Chicago, that is.

In the News

'Way Up High' Hiller Aviation Benefit Gala 2019: San Carlos

mentioning Admiral James O. Ellis Jr.via Patch
Saturday, October 19, 2019

A spectacular evening of interactive Museum activities, fabulous food and drink, and exciting live and silent auctions. Featuring keynote by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr., USN (Ret.), Annenberg Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution, and Chair of the National Space Council Users’ Advisory Group.

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How Mao Zedong Built Up His Cult Of Personality – From New Frank Dikötter Book How To Be A Dictator

quoting Frank Diköttervia South China Morning Post
Sunday, October 13, 2019

Historian Frank Dikötter is one of the most respected chroniclers of modern China, winning acclaim for books including Mao’s Great Famine (2010), The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution (2013) and The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History (2016).

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Frank Church Conference On Monday At BSU Will Feature Former US Ambassador To Russia, Array Of Speakers

mentioning Michael McFaulvia Idaho Press
Friday, October 11, 2019

Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul will will be the keynote speaker at the 36th annual Frank Church Conference on Public Affairs on Oct. 14 at Boise State University, delivering an address titled “From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American in Putin's Russia.” The speech will start at 7 p.m. in the Jordan Ballroom of the Student Union Building; the conference will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the same day in the Simplot Ballroom.

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The Future Of Social Security Impacts Almost Every Person In America. Why Aren’t The Presidential Candidates Talking About It?

quoting John F. Coganvia Market Watch
Friday, October 11, 2019

An extra $24 a month. That’s how much the average Social Security recipient will get in 2020. That’s according to the Social Security Administration, which said Thursday that the cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) is being bumped up 1.6%.

Condoleezza Rice gives the before-dinner remarks titled “US Global Leadership?”
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Condoleezza Rice To Speak At Phoenix Open Tee-off Event

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia ABC 15
Friday, October 11, 2019

Condoleezza Rice , the former U.S. Secretary of State under President George W. Bush , will be the keynote speaker for the annual Waste Management Phoenix Open tee-off luncheon on Dec. 3.

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China Trade Talks Restart As White House Explores Escalation Options

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia The New York Times
Friday, October 11, 2019
American and Chinese officials met for the 13th round of trade negotiations on Thursday amid growing expectations of a limited deal that could ease tensions and address some of President Trump’s concerns about China’s economic practices.

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