Jean Vanier created a wildly inefficient model of compassion. We can learn a lot from it.

With the passing of Jean Vanier on May 7, the sum of the world’s welcoming kindness diminished appreciably. More than 50 years ago, Vanier sparked an unlikely movement of conscience. Shocked by the despair and loneliness he found at a psychiatric hospital outside Paris, Vanier did not merely adopt the cause of the intellectually disabled; […]

These ailing veterans didn’t have caregivers at home. So they were taken in by a foster family.

Korean War veteran Stewart Breeding figured he’d spend the rest of his life alone when his wife, Jettie, died in 2016. He moved into a nursing home and was lonely. Fast-forward to last month — his 86th birthday — when Breeding walked into Donna and Bennie Nolan’s dining room in Ashland, Ky., to find balloons, […]

3 million older Americans can’t find high-paying jobs, and it has nothing to do with skills. Here’s the one barrier they face that no one’s addressing.

The American workforce is getting older, forcing new discussions on how to get these workers educated in skills needed for high-paying jobs. Older workers, aged 55 and over, represent the fastest growing labor group in the US. By 2024, nearly 1 in 4 people in the labor force will be age 55 or over, according […]

Middle-Class Economic Security Declines As Risks Rise And Wealth Falls

More and more families save for their retirement on their own and have to manage the financial risks that come with it without much outside help. They often incur a lot of risk and could lose pretty large shares of their total wealth. They could face such excessive risk if they owe a lot of […]