Peace Corps and other national service programs could take advantage of skills and know-how of retiring boomers. The Peace Corps would work even better.
There is one hopeful note in the case of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's alleged sexual assault of a New York hotel maid. The maid's story was believed and quickly acted upon. And after an initially defensive reaction to DSK's arrest, the French now face an opportunity for self-reflection.
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Bending to party conservatives – notably tea partiers – House GOP leaders propose steep cuts in many popular programs for the rest of the fiscal year. Will it lead to a government shut-down?
This interview with Kennedy aide and Peace Corps founder Sargent Shriver, which ran on the front page of the Monitor on May 6, 1963, offers a look at the Corps just two years after its founding, at a time when it had just over 4,000 volunteers. Since then, some 200,000 Americans have served with the Corps, which will turn 50 this year.
Modern retirement is only entering its second generation. But as Baby Boom workers clock out for the last time, expect the word "retiree" to be redefined.
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