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Boomers Once Led the World in Education. What Happened?

Posted on 06/19/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin TodayIn the 1960s and 1970s, the United States had the best-educated young people in the world, or pretty close to it. But a disturbing new report from the Council on Foreign Relations says that the generations who’ve followed the boomers haven’t been able to maintain that global edge — and that, as a result, America’s ability to compete economically is suffering as well. Related: Are We Teaching Our Next Generation the Right Stuff? The council, a nonpartisan think tank whose …

‘Buy American’ — Guess Who Does It Most

Posted on 05/3/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsA lot of Americans bemoan the number of factory jobs that have been outsourced or lost to foreign competition over the past few decades. But when it comes to supporting companies that make their products in the United States, it’s older Americans who are most willing to step up and let their money do the talking. That’s the finding of two recent polls, which show that boomers and their predecessors in the “Eisenhower Generation” (ages 67 and older) are the …