No. of Recommendations: 14
It would be a more effective "proof" to show how some family who was "barely making it" before now can afford good insurance.

But isn't it always "about me"?

Robert Reich just came out with a book, The Common Good, which is about how the country has gone from the Greatest Generation to the Me Generation in the last four decades or so:

The idea of "the common good" was once widely understood and accepted in America. After all, the U.S. Constitution was designed for "We the people" seeking to "promote the general welfare"--not for "me the selfish jerk seeking as much wealth and power as possible."...

Starting in the late 1970s, Americans began talking less about the common good and more about self-aggrandizement. The shift is the hallmark of our era: from the "Greatest Generation" to the "Me Generation," from "we're all in it together" to "you're on your own."...

Interesting and difficult to argue with the trends discussed.

Print the post  


The Retirement Investing Board
This is the board for all discussions related to Investing for and during retirement. To keep the board relevant and Foolish to everyone, please avoid making any posts pertaining to political partisanship. Fool on and Retire on!
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.