When an economist looked at his own benefits, this is what he saw.
More people are staying on the job longer — working part time after they leave a full-time job or just taking a break and then switching to a whole new field.
Two University of Michigan economists offer a plan that would reward older workers for staying on the job, delaying Social Security and paying more income tax.
On Friday, good news came in the form of the nonfarm payrolls report, which showed a growth in private jobs of 243,000 and a decrease in the unemployment rate to 8.3 percent. Investors rejoiced, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index finished Friday up 1.46 percent from the previous day’s close. Last week’s release from