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  • Target account breach one in long string of consumer-data hacks

    Target account breach one in long string of consumer-data hacks
    The announcement by Target on Thursday that 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been breached by cyber-crooks is just one in a string of notable consumer-data breaches in recent years. 
  • Obama is right to put spotlight on economic inequality

    Obama is right to put spotlight on economic inequality
    You may have missed it, given the launch of the Christmas shopping season and all the foofaraw about the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, but earlier this month Barack Obama gave the most important speech of his presidency. The topic was the rising...

    How much inheritance to leave?

    How much inheritance to leave?
    Dear Liz: Both of our sons, ages 63 and 59, are currently unemployed. We are 93 and self-supporting with Social Security and my retirement benefits. We live in our own home and are able to handle all our expenses, even though my wife requires a...

    The ruling class

    The ruling class
    Re “One tiny step for budget reform,” Opinion, Dec. 17 Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson represent today's bipartisanship. They represent the political donor class, the only constituency that both parties rush to serve. Sure, they may talk...

    Andrew Biggs: I'm not contemptuous of the working class, but right!

    Andrew Biggs: I'm not contemptuous of the working class, but right!
    Andrew Biggs of the American Enterprise Institute, whose disdainful take on the plight of older workers I described this week as "fatuous and flatly untrue," defended his position Thursday as "substantively ... correct."  We can't both be right on this,...