- Retirement saving may be the biggest issue that America isn't really talking about. Results from a survey came out this week saying that half of American workers don't think they have enough saved for retirement. They're probably right -- in fact, probably many more are under-funded and don't even realize it. Retirement assets (or a lack thereof) are what are sinking the US Postal Service right now. And that's just one example of the many, many under-funded public-sector pension programs in the country. They're struggling to come up with an answer in Illinois, for instance. As people live longer and longer, this issue is only going to grow.
- We talked about this on the Wise Guys show yesterday, but someone needs to bridge the gap between what's important to know and what's interesting to read. There's too much Buzzfeed and too little "The Economist" in our world right now.
- Hoping that the government will drive the economy is a sure way to find ourselves broke and unhappy.
- Want to understand the "Arab Spring"? Read up on how it's a commercial movement, first, not a political or ideological one.
- Memorial Sloan-Kettering has found a cure for one form of adult leukemia. That's right: A cure for cancer.