Marketplace PM for June 2, 2006
Posted In: Washington
Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid funding adds up to 9% of the US gross domestic product. More than <nobr>$1 trillion</nobr> a year. Some economists say that'll rise to 30% by 2050. Author Charles Murray says he has a better plan <nobr>. . .</nobr> with a capital P.
Are those Type A personalities forced to do all that work? Or are they, perhaps, workaholics? Commentator Lucy Kellaway says longer hours are good for you.
A measure on Tuesday's California ballot calls for state funding of universal preschool. It's controversial. It isn't cheap. And it's being watched closely. Apryl Lundsten reports.