big differences for 2019.
(including the color of the background)
No More Ads for a While
Goodbye to Politics
From here on in, there will be an absence of politics on the blog. By now, most thinking Americans know that the occupant of the White House is totally unfit and unqualified for the job and that the Party which supports him, despite knowing this, shares the blame for the damage Donald Trump is doing to the nation. It is a waste of effort to fill the blog with what amounts to “preaching to the choir” and trying to convince errant Republicans (and others) of the error of their ways. There are many other things which the blog can constructively feature and your non-political efforts are always welcome.
Student Loans – How they are Affecting Demographics?
These days, many young adults are strapped with enormous debt resulting from their This is being reflected in their delaying marriage, having children later and a reluctance to go further into debt by delaying buying homes. The lure of suburbia, bringing with it the need for one or more automobiles per family, is being replaced with decisions to remain in cities, where transportation is less of a challenge, often without the expenses (and debt) car ownership involves. The vacancy rate in suburban malls, and the job loss that reflects, is one result of this. There will have to be measures over the next decades to make the resolution of these outstanding loans easier for young adults. The economy demands it.
Our Aging Population
|The Way It Used to Be|
But few houses have front porches today. Some large families were fortunate enough (?) to include an adult unmarried daughter who assumed caregiver duties for the elderly parent. Today’s smaller families have reduced that alternative.
What this all means is that there will be increasing pressures to switch to Medicare Advantage plans which, while less costly, often restrict their insureds' choices of doctors or hospitals. Another alternative would be single payer "Medicare for All," (replacing the Affordable Care Act for those below Medicare age) which conceivably, with younger people in entering the Medicare risk pool, might reduce the cost of Medicare for seniors, but don't count on it.
Religion 201- Giving Meaning to Life - But Watch Out!
|Many Paths Lead to the Mountaintop|