The Texts They Are A-Changin’

How should the introductory economics text change in response the financial crisis, the recession and the very slow recovery? The question will be discussed at a big economics teachers’ conference in New Orleans this week. I will be there to give a talk on the issue by describing the just released 7th edition of my text with Akila Weerapana of Well…

How Will Retiring at 62 Effect Your Social Security Benefits?

Q. I am 62 years old, married and personally earn about $120,000 a year. I am retiring from my company this year, with a pension. Since my income will be greatly reduced now and until age 66, will my Social Security benefits be reduced due to my reduced income in the years between age 62 and 66? —HL, San Antonio

A. Your Social Security benefit…