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Pension Blues
Pension Blues
How Pension Liabilities are Mismeasured

Investors around the world are starting to pay attention to the lies baked into the cake of the U.S. municipal and state debt markets.

Pension Blues
It’s Not Just Puerto Rico

Congress’s proposed relief package for Puerto Rico would require the island to be more forthright about its pension costs, but it would allow state and local governments to continue downplaying the size of their debts.

Pension Blues
California Comes Clean

California’s official balance sheet is in much worse shape this year than last year—and that’s a good thing.

Pension Blues
Another Small Win for Sanity

A federal body has released new rules for accurate accounting that make state and muncipal finances and unfunded pension obligations look even worse.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

Putin on a show?

Russia’s advantage in Syria is a matter of political will, not technical capability.

Higher Education Watch

Colleges make resident assistants “mandatory reporters” for potential Title IX violations.

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