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THE ECONOMIC BLUEPRINT: A journey to the future: Robots and 401(k)s

July 19, 2019

Every couple months my wife makes the dreaded phone call. She knows what to expect because it's the same thing every time. First she will interact with a machine, then she will speak with an equally incompetent human, and finally, if she's lucky, someone will ...

MY TURN: Late magistrate beat the 'drum' for good causes

July 19, 2019

A decade ago at a Straker Bar Association event, I was privileged to meet A. Kay Stanfield Spinks, who was nearing the final days of her career as a magistrate with the 46th District Court in Southfield. She had spent 23 years in the magistrate's role for ...

COMMENTARY: Impending divorce puts winner in bind

July 19, 2019

By Marie E. Matyjaszek To most people, winning the lottery is a dream come true. You may have a lot more "friends" than you used to, but winners are thrilled to be able to share their good fortune with loved ones and enrich their family's lives. While ...

OFF THE PRESS

July 19, 2019

"American Law Firms in Transition: Trends, Threats, and Strategies," a new book published by the American Bar Association, explores the evolving landscape of the legal services industry and the severe problems that are facing law firms. Randall Kiser, ...

NERDWALLET: Don't believe these Social Security myths

July 19, 2019

By Liz Weston NerdWallet Researchers tell us that most people would be better off waiting to claim Social Security benefits. Yet most people file early. More than half apply for Social Security before they reach full retirement age, which is currently 66 ...

EXPERT WITNESS: Sufficient affluence/sustainable economy

July 19, 2019

Economics for everyone (episode five) By John F. Sase, Ph.D. Gerard J. Senick, general editor Julie G. Sase, copy editor “In the final analysis, the question of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, ...