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We may have rung in the New Year with wall-to-wall "fiscal cliff" coverage, but when it comes to the major economic news of 2013, some of the most profound stories are at risk of going unnoticed says Paul Brandus, founder of the West Wing Reports and columnist at The Week.
In a recent article, Brandus highlights 5 trends "we should focus on more (but sadly won't) in 2013."
He joins The Daily Ticker's new co-host Lauren Lyster in the accompanying interview to discuss three of his five "disturbing" trends for 2013.
1. We're headed to the poorhouse
According to reports, 75% of Americans have only $30,000 saved for retirement, a reminder of the country’s bleak personal savings level.
And that’s not all.
Social Security may be up for reform (though President Obama decided not to raise the eligibility age in the fiscal cliff deal), a further reminder that the nation’s unfunded liabilities remain at theRead More »from Three Disturbing Economic Trends for 2013