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Why Mexico is Unprepared for an outbreak
Even before the pandemic, Mexico’s health care system was in crisis, with shortages of medical supplies, drugs, and personnel. A president that is downplaying the outbreak, brandishing amulets to “protect” him from the virus, isn’t helping matters. Baker Institute blog: https://bit.ly/2w6KJHV
Rodrigo Montes de Oca April 1, 2020
New parents and their 401Ks
Fellow Joyce Beebe evaluates a provision of the newly passed SECURE Act, which offers an option for penalty-free withdrawal from IRAs and 401(k)s for new parents. She also discusses Congress’s recent decision to grant 2.1 million federal workers up to 12 weeks paid parental leave. Baker Institute Blog: http://bit.ly/2RZIIUJ
Joyce Beebe January 29, 2020
The SECURE Act: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
The recently passed Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act offers several welcome updates to retirement saving rules but has also been widely criticized for limiting the “stretch IRA” strategy. Read more on the Baker Institute Blog: http://bit.ly/36ut6Ol
Joyce Beebe January 27, 2020
Academic dissent in Xi's new era
China’s educational institutions are continuing to lose autonomy, with General Secretary Xi Jinping asserting that universities must “serve the Communist party in its management of the country” and that “adherence to the Party’s leadership is essential to the development of higher education in the country.” Read more at the Baker Institute Blog.
January 14, 2020
The Perfect Match
This article reviews certain elements of employee retirement plans and their tax implications, as well as the often-overlooked component of employer matching. Read more on the Baker Institute Blog: http://bit.ly/36T9sft
Joyce Beebe December 20, 2019
Provincial Elections in Santa Cruz: Home of the Kichner Clan
Néstor Kirchner and his wife Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who have each served as president of Argentina, have a tight regional familial grip controlling politics in the Santa Cruz province, writes fellow Mark P. Jones. He analyzes the upcoming elections in a post on the Baker Institute Blog.  This post originally appeared in the Forbes blog on June 11, 2019.
Mark P. Jones July 29, 2019