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Sunday, April 20,2014
Commentary

Ukraine stupidity in action

By Gwynne Dyer
It's all too easy to imagine the high-level meeting in Kiev where the Ukrainian government decided on its next move. It probably sounded a bit like this: "Very well, gentlemen, we are agreed on our strategy for dealing with the Russians. First we will figure out exactly what they are trying to force us to do. And then we'll do it."
Sunday, April 20,2014
Commentary

Is 80 the new 65? Don’t follow previous generation

By Alan J. McMillan

Thirty-four percent of middle-class Americans say they will have to work until they are 80 in order to have enough to retire and maintain their lifestyle." That is up from 25 percent in 2011 and 30 percent in 2012, according to this year's Wells Fargo Middle Class Retirement study. The closer the Baby Boom gets to retirement, the more vivid the bleak the picture becomes.

Sunday, April 20,2014
Commentary

The grand American tradition of violent white supremacy

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
Another U.S. shooting spree has left bullet-riddled bodies in its wake, and refocused attention on violent, right-wing extremists. Frazier Glenn Miller, a former leader of a wing of the Ku Klux Klan, is accused of killing three people outside two Jewish community centers outside Kansas City, Mo.
Wednesday, April 16,2014
Commentary

New role preparation – 4 steps for a great start

By Alan J. McMillan
Editor's note: We are running this column geared toward college students till the end of Ohio University's spring semester. The author, who lives in Athens, currently sits on the faculty at the Sche
Sunday, April 13,2014
Commentary

Warning: Boeing eliminates pensions; a lesson for you

By Alan J. McMillan
About a month ago the aerospace giant Boeing, announced that it was ending its defined benefits program (pension) and moving to a defined contributions program (think a 401k or similar). Two generations ago, pensions were common for American workers.
Sunday, April 13,2014
Commentary

From Kabul to Cairo, the killing of journalists continues

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
Journalism is not a crime. This is the rallying cry in demanding the release of four Al-Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt. Three of them - Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed - have just passed their 100th day of incarceration. The fourth, Abdullah al-Shami, has been in jail for more than six months.
Wednesday, April 9,2014
Commentary

‘Burn-to-Earn Ratio’ reveals your financial independence

By Alan J. McMillan
The quest for financial independence (aka, financial freedom) too often provokes more questions than answers. Ratios and advice are often complicated and lacking.
Sunday, April 6,2014
Commentary

Climate science’s dire warning: Humans are baking planet

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
The majority of the world is convinced that humans are changing the climate, for the worse. Now, evidence is mounting that paints just how grim a future we are making for the planet and ourselves. 
Sunday, April 6,2014
Commentary

Analyzing career choices: Welcome to the Filter of Five

By Alan J. McMillan
If successful job searches result in multiple offers (and they should), you might want some assistance in sorting through, comparing and prioritizing various choices.
Wednesday, April 2,2014
Commentary

Ten essentials of preparation for a job interview

LearnEarnRetire: A $200K private college degree no Interview prep = no job offer

By Alan J. McMillan
A friend of mine whom I greatly respect was interviewing a recent college grad for his hot newly public company. The company offers high growth, great culture, equity and cash compensation for everyone, and a fun and energetic place to work.
 
 
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