Week in Review

A look back at items of interest to the 2040 Matters community.

In case you missed it:

Brian Goebel assessed the leading presidential candidates’ positions on Social Security reform.

Best of the rest:

Old Regulations vs. New Economy:

Craft brewers face licensing requirements that date from Prohibition.

Tax Reform:

Those who care about deficits and debt should look closely at the Republican presidential candidates’ tax plans.

Public Pensions:

With the stock market slide to start the year, things just went from bad to worse.

The Environment:

Lithium may be the key to green energy advances in the coming years.

If you really want to combat climate change, you should go vegan.  Cows, sheep, and other livestock belch (and to a lesser extent, fart) methane, which is a much more powerful gas than carbon dioxide.

The lighter side:

Someone at The Onion must also coach youth baseball and follow national security.

Worth Reading:

I haven’t read it yet, but plan on picking up a copy this week:  Crisis Point: Why We Must – and How We Can – Overcome Our Broken Politics in Washington and Across America, by Tom Daschle and Trent Lott. 

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