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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Many baby boomers are closely watching their retirement accounts. Stephen Gandel’s cover story for this week’s Time argues that we should abolish the 401(k) entirely. Plus, Roger Ferguson, CEO of TIAA-CREF, offers his take. Then: The case for fewer troops in Afghanistan; Comptroller candidate Bill de Blasio on crime and safety; driving cross country to re-define feminism; and more inductees in the People’s Hall of Fame.

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Afghanistan: Draw Down or Up?

The President continues to weigh is options over troop levels and overall policy in the war in Afghanistan. Michael Mandelbaum, professor of foreign policy at Johns Hopkins and author of Democracy's Good Name: The Rise and Risks of the World's Most Popular Form of Government discusses the ...

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The 401(k) Debate

In his recent Time Magazine article, Stephen Gandel makes the case for "Why It's Time to Retire the 401(k)". But Steven Butler, financial columnist and retirement planner, contends that 401(k) plans have been and continue to be successful.

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Post-Recession Retirement Planning

Roger Ferguson, president and CEO of TIAA-CREF, discusses post-recession retirement planning and whether 401(k)s still make sense.

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30 Issues Day 29: Crime & Policing

Democratic candidate for Public Advocate Bill de Blasio discusses the state of crime and law enforcement in NYC and explains his proposal to reform the City’s Civilian Complaint Review Board.

Then, Heather MacDonald, a John M. Olin fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor ...

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Girl Drive

Do young women in America identify with feminism? Nona Willis Aronowitz, took a cross-country road trip to find the answer and now reports back the thoughts of 200 women in her new book, Girldrive: Criss-Crossing America, Redefining Feminism.

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People's Hall of Fame: James Hatch and Camille Billops

Five notable New Yorkers are inductees into the City Lore 2009 People's Hall of Fame. They join us as part of a week-long series.

Today: James Hatch and Camille Billops, creators of the Hatch-Billops Collection, discuss their work archiving the histories, memories, and cultural life ...


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