King Charles’s Belated Reign Can Still Be a Fruitful One

(Bloomberg Opinion) — The oldest Prince of Wales in history was kept waiting longer than any other royal heir before he could take his mother’s place on the throne. Many suggested he had become king too late in life and had wasted his days in self-indulgence. The Prince’s marital difficulties and his mistresses were discussed … Read more

So Long to Mikhail Gorbachev

When he assumed leadership, in 1985, he inherited a country that was economically moribund, stubbornly corrupt, endemically drunk and unproductive, and suffering through the final spasms of ideological failure. Its weaknesses relative to the West were increasingly obvious. A lesser leader might’ve tried to cover up or ignore such challenges. Gorbachev — selectively, inconsistently, sometimes … Read more

Opinion: Good news for retirees and retirement savers — inflation may be working in your favor

Retirees and those seeking secure income got two items of very good news this week, though you may only have heard about one. Meanwhile, your ability to earn a guaranteed rate of return on risk-free investments, regardless of what happens to inflation, actually went up. So-called TIPS bonds, Treasury bonds protected against inflation, fell slightly … Read more

Why British Conservatives Went Cold on Rishi Sunak

Or, rather, what part of whip-smart, decent, teetotalling, hard-working, married-to-his-sweetheart, fiscally responsible and small-c conservative do Tory members not like? An American colleague wondered whether Britain is just not ready for a prime minister from an ethnic minority background (Sunak’s parents immigrated from India). That’s a fair question, though I don’t think race is a major … Read more

My boyfriend, 68, has almost no ‘mad money’ for fun activities and trips. He lives with his father, 95, and expects to inherit his house. Is it unreasonable to expect him to get a part-time job?

I am a 65-year-old retired woman with modest Social Security and annuity payments. I also own my own home and have savings. I’ve been seeing a 68-year-old retiree since just before the pandemic. He lives with his 95-year-old dad, who is in poor health (he can’t get around much, doesn’t drive, and is showing signs … Read more

Twitter v. Musk: Why the Court of Chancery Will Never Order Specific Performance.

Text size A court could compel Tesla chief executive Elon Musk to purchase Twitter, but could it compel him to operate it in the best interest of shareholders? Al Drago/Bloomberg About the author: Carliss Chatman is associate professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law. When Elon Musk decided to terminate his $44 billion … Read more

‘I’m being taken advantage of by my own husband’: I pay all the bills and gave the down payment for our home, and all he does is buy stuff and contribute to his 401(k)

I’m being taken advantage of by my own husband. I have been married for almost 10 years. When my husband and I were first married, he convinced me to stop working after the first year or so, which I regret. A couple of years ago my mom died, leaving me a very small inheritance of … Read more