Tag Archives: media

Bad facts, bad story

There are only two reasons you appear on the cover of Time magazine—either you are receiving plaudits from the media, or you’re about to be tarred and feathered. 401(k)s are featured on the cover of Time this week, and it’s …

We’re wired. Is that a good thing?

We Google, we Tweet, we LinkIn, we “friend” each other, and we log on to the Internet at ever-increasing rates.

Findings from the Pew Internet and American Life Project have shown that our current economic woes have carried over into …

At the risk of sounding like a broken record …

I realize this will be about my third post on this issue, but the things people are writing about 401(k)s just get more and more absurd, and it’s tough to sit by and let this go unchallenged.

Now the editors …

Yesterday’s news

Steve Utkus, one of my fellow bloggers, wrote recently about the dubious value of a local radio station’s early-morning reports on where the S&P 500 and Nasdaq markets are likely to open the day, based on futures trading. He labeled …

Setting the record straight about 401(k)s

A piece that aired last week on “60 Minutes” has gotten some attention and a lot of play from those arguing that a retirement system based on 401(k)s or other investment accounts is fundamentally broken.

But I couldn’t disagree more …

Junk news

Driving through the Pennsylvania countryside at 7:30 one morning, here’s the news I hear on the radio (read breathlessly): “And in the morning business news, Dow futures are down 300. S&P futures down 40. Nasdaq futures down 80.”

I’m amused …

Thank you, Jon Stewart!

At long last, someone called Jim Cramer out. It wasn’t the mainstream press. In fact, it was one of the leading faces of the “fake” press, Jon Stewart.

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