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Old-Age Poverty

A candid conversation about race in America

Minneapolis, Denver, NYC, Oakland, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Louisville, San Jose, Des Moines, Detroit, and the list goes on. These are just some of the cities that have experienced protests in the past week and George Floyd’s murder and murder porn video was one of the catalysts for these protests. Let’s…
bubmag
June 2, 2020
Old-Age Poverty

George Floyd’s Toxicology Causes Toxic Stigma and Prejudice

My blood boils when I read comments about the Hennepin County medical examiner’s report that toxicology results from the autopsy of George Floyd found fentanyl and amphetamine. I hear the drumbeat of stigma and prejudice—stigma cast upon all drug users and prejudice against all black men. Mixed together, they demonstrate…
bubmag
June 2, 2020
Old-Age Poverty

George Floyd’s Toxicology Causes Toxic Stigma and Prejudice

My blood boils when I read comments about the Hennepin County medical examiner’s report that toxicology results from the autopsy of George Floyd found fentanyl and amphetamine. I hear the drumbeat of stigma and prejudice—stigma cast upon all drug users and prejudice against all black men. Mixed together, they demonstrate…
bubmag
June 2, 2020
Old-Age Poverty

On The Retirement Crisis, We’ve Heard It All Before

“A groundbreaking new study holds troubling news for millions of Americans now nearing retirement age,” pronounces an influential Washington, DC think tank. The study, authored by a prominent economist, finds that “More than 40% of households headed by someone between the ages of 47 and 64 will not be able…
bubmag
May 29, 2020