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Feb. 5, 2016 Super Bowl And Women Turning 50

Everywhere I go in San Francisco I see promotions for the Super Bowl turning 50. What I do not see is a celebration of women turning 50. On Jan. 14, 2016 the PBS News Hour’s Paul Solman broadcast “Why women over 50 can’t find jobs.” He cited a Federal Reserve study by Alexander Monge-Naranjo and Faisal Sohail titled “Long-Term Unemployment Affected Older Women Most Following Recession.” If you are a woman turning fifty you more likely to become one of the long term unemployed. Teresa Ghilarducci, professor of economics at The New School for Social Research said “We have a lot of inequality in the United States, and much of that is generated because we create such bad jobs. Jobs that really don’t keep a family of two or three above the poverty level. So we have low unemployment for everybody, including old people, but these are really low wage jobs.”

Women turning fifty in the next few years need to think about strengthening the social safety net when they vote.

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Jul. 21, 2014 The New Yorker

On Jul. 21, 2014, The New Yorker magazine had two interesting articles.

Nicholas Lemann’s “The Hand On The Lever” is about Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

Louis Menand “The Sex Amendment” is about the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act amendment that recognized women’s rights in Title VII.

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Dec. 6, 2010 The New Yorker

On Dec. 6, 2010 The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki wrote “The Big Uneasy” about the second round of quantitative easing (QE2) by the Federal Reserve. The Fed just buys longer term bonds to help stabilize and stimulate the economy.

Tom Bissel wrote “A Simple Medium” about TV Show creator Chuck Lorre. He has worked with Roseanne, Brett Butler, Cybill Shepherd, Christine Baranski, Charlie Sheen and the cast of the Big Bang Theory.

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