Throughout his industrious career, which spanned subcabinet service under four president as well as four senatorial terms, Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927-2003) consistently found himself preoccupied with notions of American family life. He regarded traditional family arrangements as essential to the preservation of America's moral backbone. Ironically, however, he remained a "liberal", wrapped in the cloth of the New Deal and decidedly deaf to the social upheavals of the 1970s, which overthrew the familial traditionalism of his youth, and came to define mainstream "liberalism" by the late 1970s. This thesis will track Moynihan s ruminations and beliefs as they touched on the family, spanning his career from the 1960s until his retirement in 2000. His academic writings, personal correspondences, speeches and policy positions will all be examined. It will be contended that Moynihan's views regarding the family were highly and consistently conservative throughout his career, and that this conservatism reflected Catholic social thought, as well as a deeply held conviction that culture was unavoidably an organic and inherited process by necessity coming from the family and not the stat
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jacob "Jack" Austin, PC, OBC is a Canadian former politician and former member of the Canadian Senate. He was appointed to the upper house by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau on August 8, 1975 and represented British Columbia. At the time of his retirement he was the longest serving Senator. Austin was born in Calgary, Alberta. Prior to entering the Senate, Austin had careers as a lawyer and then as a senior civil servant. In the 1950s, Austin was a legal partner of Nathan Nemetz who later served as Chief Justice of British Columbia. Nemetz recruited Austin to join the Liberal Party.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Sir Robert Gordon Menzies, KT, AK, CH, FRS, QC (20 December 1894 ? 15 May 1978), Australian politician, was the twelfth Prime Minister of Australia. Menzies is to date the longest serving Prime Minister of Australia and founder and first leader of the current day Liberal Party of Australia. Menzies first term as Prime Minister became at the 1940 election Australian Federal Election which his party narrowly won. A year later, his government was brought down by MPs crossing the floor. He spent eight years in opposition, during which he founded the Liberal Party. He again became Prime Minister at the 1949 election, and he then dominated Australian politics until his retirement in 1966.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. David Hackett Souter (born September 17, 1939) served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1990 until his retirement on June 29, 2009. Appointed by President George H. W. Bush to fill the seat vacated by William J. Brennan, Jr., Souter was the only Justice with extensive prior court experience outside of a federal appeals court, having served as a prosecutor, a state''s attorney general, and as a judge on state trial and appellate courts. Souter sat on both the Rehnquist and Roberts courts, and was regarded as a liberal by conservatives, others, however, felt he did not fit squarely into any ideological camp. Following Souter''s retirement announcement, President Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor as his successor.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jean Lapointe, OC, OQ is a Quebecois actor, comedian and singer as well as a former Canadian Senator. Lapointe began his stage career as part of the duo Les Jérolas performing in such venues as the Ed Sullivan Show and at the Olympia in Paris. He launched his solo career in 1974 and has performed on stage, albums and in two feature films. Most of his albums have been produced by Yves Lapierre. He is also a social activist who has campaigned against alcoholism and drug abuse through his Jean Lapointe Foundation. He was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1984 and was named to the Senate by Jean Chrétien in 2001 where he sat as a Liberal until reaching the mandatory retirement age of 75 on December 6, 2010. In 2006, he was made an Officer of the National Order of Quebec.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A by-election was held for the British House of Commons in the constituency of Elland on 8 March 1899. The seat became vacant following the retirement on grounds of ill-health of the sitting Member of Parliament, Thomas Wayman. The Liberal candidate was Charles Philips Trevelyan, opposed by the Unionist Philip Foster. Important issues in the campaign included the Liberal demands for disestablishment of the Church of England, school building, and payment for Members of Parliament. According to The Times, "One of the Unionist placards told the electorate if they wanted their rates and taxes raised, if they wished to pay members of Parliament, and to build Board schools where they were not required, they must vote for Mr Trevelyan, but if they wanted peace, good trade, and their rates and taxes raised, then they ought to vote for Mr Foster".
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Landon Carter "Lucy" Pearson is a former Canadian senator and a children's rights advocate. She is the daughter-in-law of former Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson, through her marriage to his son Geoffrey Pearson. Pearson was appointed to the Senate in 1994 by Jean Chrétien and sat with the Liberal caucus. She retired from the Senate on November 16, 2005 upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of 75.
The U.S. financial market is relatively liberal and although there is a large variety of investment types, on average, the US households hold a simple and safe form of portfolio structure (Bertaut and Starr, 2000). Taking a look at the year 2007 (see Table 5), a typical household had only three types of assets: a checking account, a savings account and a retirement account (which has grown a lot since 1989). Another point is that even less than half of all households have any type of investment in stocks. In 2008 a critical event occurred to the global financial market. Many people in the United States lost their homes, a lot of their investments or got bankrupt due to the negative effects of the crisis. Household portfolios were influenced by these incidents. Some asset types lost significantly in value. Therefore households have had to rearrange their portfolios and are behind in their payments.
This book addresses the tendency to mischaracterise liberalism as a "neoliberal" reform project, arguing that liberal political philosophy is concerned only to sustain the conditions that make individual freedom possible. This is illustrated with reference to the design of pensions. Considered in terms of liberal justice, retirement systems require redistributive transfers to help the poor, measures to ensure that retirees are rewarded on their merits, and provisions that treat everyone with equal dignity and respect. Rather than presenting liberal pensions as a close analogue to neoliberalism, this volume highlights their egalitarian virtues. This book will appeal to scholars of retirement and pensions, social policy, economics and political philosophy.