Game Over for the American Dream? 3 Economists’ Bleak Answer
Laurence Kotlikoff, an economist and candidate for president on the Americans Elect third-party platform, and two other economists say the government’s excessive spending habit amounts to “fiscal child abuse.”
Simplifying Your Practice; Seeking Hidden Value: April Research—Slideshow
The cover story of Research magazine's April issue looks into a growing trend in advisor training programs toward "Pursuing Simplicity." A feature article on "The Measured Approach to Value" describes how value investors today are applying their philosophy to a turbulent market. Among the April issue's other offerings: Bill Good's...
Milevsky: What Is a Proper Spending Rate in Retirement?
Professor Irving Fisher, whose reputation as a great economic scholar was shattered by the Great Depression, developed a unique equation to predict one's spending rate in retirement.
The Third Choice
Americans Elect is an organization that aims to provide an alternative to the Democratic and Republican candidates in this year’s presidential elections.
Economist Kotlikoff Declares Third-Party Candidacy for President
Presidential candidates often struggle to explain their economic policies in the detail sought by media questioners. But that won’t be a problem for economist Laurence Kotlikoff, running as a candidate of an Internet-based third-party platform that promises to place its top vote getter on the ballot in each of the...
Is College a Waste of Money? ‘Short’ College Through Online Education Stocks
PIMCO provocateur and bond fund legend Bill Gross garnered much attention in his latest missive questioning the value of a college education in today’s tough economy: He is clearly onto something.
Kotlikoff: Baby Boomers Are Greedy, and Responsible for Deficit
A column by Laurence Kotlikoff has sparked quite the firestorm in the blogosphere.
For years, Boston University economics professor Larry Kotlikoff has advocated for consumption smoothing -- essentially creating a sustainable living standard that "smooths" out over a...
Legal Double Dipping
What if you could tell a client that they can retire early and still get their full retirement benefits? Well, in fact, you can. "It's...