Two numbers in BU economist Laurence Kotlikoff’s latest book add up to one big mess. Americans retiring every day: 10,000. Core rules in the Social Security system: 2,728. Get What’s Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security (Simon & Schuster, 2015), written with aging expert Philip Moeller and PBS NewsHour economic correspondent Paul Solman, […]
It’s a bold book that challenges President Obama, revered management guru Peter Drucker, and the punditocracy. But Jim Bessen’s new volume says that what these folks are calling for—greater college access and graduation—while necessary, is not enough to spread prosperity, a message that’s gotten him quoted nationally, from the New York Times to The Atlantic […]
The country’s largest all-you-can-eat ice cream festival returns today to City Hall Plaza, an annual, and welcome, harbinger of summer for Bostonians. Over three days, the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl will serve up more than 40 flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt, and dairy-free frozen treats—and you can indulge guilt-free: 100 percent of the proceeds […]
Were you among the approximately 25,000 family, friends, faculty, and graduates at Nickerson Field May 17 to celebrate BU’s 142nd Commencement? Thanks to GigaPan technology, you can find yourself and your friends in the crowd. We challenge you to take a look.
Erin Reid recalls the response she got from other academics when she would mention her interest in men’s experiences in the workplace years ago. “They’d say, ‘Men don’t have gender issues in the workplace—why would you want to study men?’” says Reid, a Questrom School of Business assistant professor of organizational behavior. Given the initial […]