Author Archives: Artus

A Disaster Waiting to Happen – Letter to the Editor

A disaster waiting to happen. Regarding “Era of Low Interest Rates Hammers Millions of Pensions Around World” by  Timothy W. Martin, Georgi Kantchev and Kosaku Narioka (Nov. 13th): Considering that the pension system of Illinois has a funding ratio of … Continue reading

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The Son Also Rises: A Lesson in Opportunity Cost

(Dear Reader: This is the first in what will become a regular feature of this blog, “The Son Also Rises” series. These postings are done by Artus Barris – hence the hopefully witty allusion to Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, … Continue reading

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