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Global Opposition to U.S. Surveillance and Drones, but Limited Harm to America’s Image

“Revelations about the scope of American electronic surveillance efforts have generated headlines around the world over the past year. And a new Pew Research Center survey finds widespread global opposition to U.S. eavesdropping and a decline in the view that the U.S. respects the personal freedoms of its people. But in most countries there isContinue Reading

In Post-Recession Era, Young Adults Drive Continuing Rise in Multi-Generational Living

“A record 57 million Americans, or 18.1% of the population of the United States, lived in multi-generational family households in 2012, double the number who lived in such households in 1980. After three decades of steady but measured growth, the arrangement of having multiple generations together under one roof spiked during the Great Recession of 2007-2009 andContinue Reading

Commentary – Ways of Knowing

The following is an edited transcript of remarks delivered by Robert Pippin at the New Humanities panel discussion on June 5, 2014. Professor Pippin and the other two panelists were asked to respond to The Point’s issue 8 editorial on the new humanities. [Snipped] “This is a critical time in the history of American universities and anContinue Reading

New GAO Reports – Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Tax Policy

Management Report: Improvements Are Needed in the Bureau of the Fiscal Service’s Information Systems Controls, GAO-14-693R: Published: Jul 18, 2014. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2014: “During GAO’s audit of the Schedules of Federal Debt Managed by the Department of the Treasury’s (Treasury) Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service) for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2013,Continue Reading

Germany, Italy, EU, China, and France Top Global Energy Efficiency Rankings

“Germany comes in first in a new energy efficiency ranking of the world’s major economies, followed by Italy, the European Union as a whole, China, and France, according to the 2014 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard published today by the nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). New to the rankings this year are four nations: India, Mexico,Continue Reading

New poll on anniversary of Dodd Frank finds majority of Americans identify Wall Street with risk

“On the 4th anniversary of the passage of the Dodd-Frank law and nearly 6 years since the financial collapse of 2008, American voters still distrust Wall Street and big banks and strongly support tough financial regulation of them, according to a new national survey of likely 2014 voters. The result is a strong majority of voters supporting stricter regulations of theContinue Reading

Almost 17 percent of outstanding past-due balance of student loans is held by those over 50

Becky Yerak and Kristin Samuelson, Chicago Tribune reporters: “A report released Wednesday by Barclays notes that 15.5 percent of outstanding student loan debt is owed by people 50 and older, including 4.2 percent held by people 60 and older. Those are staggering amounts given that outstanding student loan debt has surpassed $1 trillion, exceeding theContinue Reading

2014 Financial literacy annual report – CFPB

“Empowering people to take more control over their economic lives is essential to our mission. That’s why we’ve made financial education a critical component of our work. Our financial education strategy focuses on providing information and tools to help consumers navigate financial choices, and integrating financial capability training into other programs and services where consumersContinue Reading

FAA Statement–Expanded Notice to Airmen Released

“On the evening of July 17, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a Notice to Airman (NOTAM) prohibiting U.S. flight operations until further notice, in the airspace over eastern Ukraine, due to recent events and the potential for continued hazardous activities. The restricted area includes the entire Simferopol and Dnepropetrovsk flight information regions (FIRs).  This actionContinue Reading