Thingish Things

Yesterday’s Garbage Pick-Up Costing More Than Today’s

  Great piece in Real Clear Markets today by Manhattan Institute scholar Diana Furchtgott-Roth on the growing state pension crisis across America. This was an issue prominently raised in 2010 by a friend and former client Harry Wilson when he was running for New York State Comptroller.  In short, the amount cities and states owe their retirees […]

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Rhode Island, Canary in a Coal Mine

No one understands the state-by-state pension time bomb in America better than Mary Williams Walsh of The New York Times. For several years now, Ms. Walsh has been studying and chronicling the crisis.  Her latest piece, in case you missed it, is on the pension underfunding disaster now descending on Rhode Island. It should terrify all […]

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