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Back to the Grind—and Loving It
Inside Track

Back to the Grind—and Loving It

By Eric P. Harding
Like most of you, I spent the past 18 months holed up at home. The work continued apace—indeed, I’m proud of how well the Academy staff responded to the coronavirus crisis—but the environs were a little different.

Where Do You Practice?
Up To Code

Where Do You Practice?

By William Hines
I work for a U.S.-based office of an international consulting firm. I joined the firm more than 20 years ago when many of our clients were based in the areas local to my office.

80% Pension Funding—Debunking the Myth
Tradecraft

80% Pension Funding—Debunking the Myth

By Linda K. Stone
Over the years, one of the most quoted Academy issue briefs on pension topics is a paper, published in 2012, on the “myth” surrounding a defined benefit pension plan funded status of 80%. Local news publications frequently cite this issue brief when that locality’s pension plan is being discussed.

Squid Game
Puzzles

Squid Game

By Josh Feldman
As if running on New Orleans streetcar tracks isn’t dangerous enough, a new, darker, more treacherous phenomenon has taken America by storm.

Where Have the Boys Gone?
End Paper

Where Have the Boys Gone?

By Sam Gutterman
Over the past several decades, the percentage of new entrants to many professions in the United States who are female has gradually increased. Nevertheless, gender inequity in the workplace remains a significant societal issue.