Fiduciary Standards, Retirement, and Politics

The definition of “fiduciary standard” I prefer to use goes like this: to conduct oneself legally, ethically, and morally when giving advice and acting on behalf of others. It means I’ll act in someone’s best interest at all times. It implies the duty of good faith and trust at all times when performing duties on …

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I’m 78 and refuse to retire…

Imagine my surprise to see this headline a few days ago, just a few days before I turned 78. And it got better: the author says he’s been married to the same woman for 50 years, they are the proud parents of two children, and have two grandchildren. As for me, my wife and I …

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America, the Gerontocracy

My Comments: For some reason, I don’t feel threatened by having political leaders much younger than I. I do feel threatened by the passage of time and how it erodes the skill sets of people, me included. Cognitive dissonance is a term I'm perhaps not qualified to use, but I’ve been around enough people in …

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Understanding The World We Live In

We are currently experiencing a fundamental disruption of the values I’ve lived with for the past 70 plus years. As someone on the leading edge of Baby Boomers, my values may subtly differ from yours if you’re a millennial, or somewhere in between. That’s OK and normal. The societal disruption we’re now experiencing under the …

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Generic Meds May No Longer Be A Good Idea

My Comments: this topic is way off base for me. But as a consumer of more generic meds than I'd like to admit, it made me pause. Maybe I should share it with my readers who also take generic drugs? It was written by Suzy Cohen, a registered pharmacist from Florida, who writes frequently about …

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The GOP’s Demographic Decay

My Comments: I was born in England almost 78 years ago. I left when I was 6 or 7 when we moved to France. Then, at age 9, we came to the US. I have zero recollection of ever meeting anyone who was not white. It wasn’t until we moved again, this time to India, …

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Will Capitalism Allow This Idea?

I’ve been having ‘discussions’ lately with people I’ve known for years that now have issues with my so called ‘leftist’ ideas. They’ve gone so far as to suggest people with values like mine should just be ‘locked up.’ And here I thought they felt safe in a constitutional democracy. One person seemed to gleefully correct …

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