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- The Myth of the “Self Made Man” (Cullen Roche, Pragmatic Capitalism) The message could be paraphrased by quoting John Donne: "No man is an island."
- Is America’s Retirement Crisis Fixable? (Eric McWhinnie, Wall St. Cheat Sheet) Cardinal sin is having a question for a headline and an article that does not answer the question. Unless you accept this statement as an answer: "Ultimately, the responsibility of retirement falls on individuals. "
- Talking Troubled Turkey (Paul Krugman, The New York Times) Turkey may have problems, but Krugman says the entire world is in trouble.
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