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Mar. 21, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 9

Spending Social Security’s surplus

In response to: The reality of Social Security

By Dave Larky *52

Posted on Mar. 19, 2012

In his letter to PAW (Feb. 8) on “The reality of Social Security,” Stewart G. Hibben '48 writes the words and misses their meaning. He writes: “Over its history, the Social Security Administration has taken in more in payroll deductions than it has paid out in retirement...

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Time to change the money system

By George H. Crowell ’53

Posted on Mar. 19, 2012

Supporting those alumni who expressed solidarity with Occupy Princeton (Inbox, Feb. 8), I raise a major, much-neglected issue relevant to their concerns. We have seen from the 2008 financial meltdown how abusive our largest banks and other powerful financial institutions can be....

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BUZZ BOX: Off-campus restaurants: Gone but not forgotten

In response to: Off-campus eateries: Here today, chain tomorrow?

Published in the March 21, 2012 issue

Coverage of the changing Nassau Street restaurant scene in the Feb. 8 issue brought suggestions from readers about favorites that PAW omitted: H.W. MATALENE ’58 remembered “the first chili-and-onion-adorned hot dogs in my experience” at the G&L on Witherspoon Street....

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Firestone’s carrel replacement ‘the end of an era’

In response to: After six decades of thesis use, Firestone removing metal carrels

Published in the March 21, 2012 issue

The news that Firestone Library has begun replacing its 500 metal study carrels (Campus Notebook, Feb. 8), installed when the building opened in 1948, drew responses from ­generations of alumni who recalled long hours spent toiling over their research. More...

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Must-reads: Different views

In response to: ON BOOKS: Read these books

By JAMES W. SEYMORE ’65

Published in the March 21, 2012 issue

Re “Read these books” (feature, Jan. 18): I’m astonished that not one of these distinguished professors recommended the Bible! Even an atheist such as I must recognize the bedrock importance of the Bible to Western thought and literature. And where is one representative book...

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