Tackling Our Attitudes Toward Aging
Aging / America / Culture / Environment / Politics

Tackling Our Attitudes Toward Aging

Age is a sensitive topic in our society. Even Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain has gone on the record saying that she will never reveal her age because she’s an “actress.” (It is widely speculated she is 35 years old.) Another actress Isabelle Huppert rebuked an interviewer for asking a question about her “longevity” in the … Continue reading

Immigration Policy: The Plight of America’s Foreign Students
America / Immigration / Politics

Immigration Policy: The Plight of America’s Foreign Students

For many foreign students in America, immigration reform is a cause for concern. The idea that a U.S. degree will lead to employment is far from reality. Opportunities are rather limited and many international students have little or no chance of remaining in the U.S. under the current immigration system. When international students complete their … Continue reading

Important Implications of the Aging Population in the U.S. Workforce
Medicare / Social Insurance Programs / Social Security

Important Implications of the Aging Population in the U.S. Workforce

The recent debates on retirement policy are anything but productive. The main points revolve around the rising debt and health care costs, as well as increasing the retirement age. While these concerns are important, retirement policy in the United States (and in the world) needs another look. More and more people are living to the … Continue reading

Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease: A Great Threat to Our National Budget
Healthcare

Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease: A Great Threat to Our National Budget

Since the last election, the national budget has been a sore spot between Republicans and Democrats. Government programs such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are leading the debates on reducing the national budget. With all the on-going arguments, our politicians seem to be oblivious of a greater threat to the budget. People with Alzheimer’s … Continue reading