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October 17, 2017

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letter to the editor:

Even children can do the math

The Dec. 22 letter, “Do the math or face rude awakening,” regarding the risks of banking on guarantees of secure pensions and free health care in retirement, is a must-read for everyone who works for an entity with an upside-down balance sheet.

As elegant as the letter’s explanation is, economist and humorist Ben Stein phrased this concept in words that even a 5-year-old can understand when he declared that “things that can’t go on forever don’t.”

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