OTTAWA — A major federal investigation into spousal violence says it cost society at least $7.4 billion for the thousands of incidents that occurred in just one year.
The Justice Canada study examined a broad range of economic impacts, from policing and health-care to funerals and lost wages, for every incident of spousal violence in 2009.
Bob T., a loyal MR reader, asks the following:
10 (or more) most famous mistakes in economics.
Viner on costs and Feldstein on Social Security come to mind. Malthus? Not
talking about old vs. new economics, but simple analytical errors and bad
predictions.That's a good start. What else might be listed? Just to circumvent various hobby horses in the comments section, let's avoid Marx and Marxists, Keynes, and the last twenty years.
Social Security benefits can be difficult to understand. And trying to coordinate your Social Security to maximize your spousal benefit is even harder. But when you take social security and divorce together, it can be tortuous.
? In a previous article we reviewed the very confusing?? Social Security Spousal Benefit.?? That article raised a lot of questions from readers about another confusing provision of the Social system: the Survivor Benefit. As with all of these discussions, don't expect to immediately understand it ? this stuff is complicated, and even the Social ...
Tiger Woods admitted Wednesday that his own misdeeds and mistakes doomed his marriage and left him and ex-wife Elin sad as they now try to help their children cope with life after the split.Two days after their divorce was finalized and a day before he tees off in the first US PGA playoff event, world number one Woods spoke about the divorce brought about by his multiple affairs in a scandal exposed last November."My actions certainly led us to this decision," Woods said. "I made a lot of errors in my life. That's something I'm going to have to live with."
Picking up on recent comments by Russ Roberts on the changes in the disability rolls over time, we thought we might revisit Social Security's data on the number of disabled workers collecting disability benefits for the years corresponding to the Great Recession.