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This Month’s Harper’s Index

by Bill Hayes

Each issue of Harper’s contains Harper’s Index, a collection of interesting statistics. Excerpts from this month’s Harper’s Index:

Portion of Oklahoma school districts that have switched to four-day weeks because of budget cuts : 1/5

Portion of U.S. teachers hired today who are projected to pay more into their pensions than they will get back : 3/4

Percentage of Americans who estimate they will need at least $1,000,000 to retire : 37

Of Americans aged 55 and older with retirement plans whose accounts contain more than $250,000 : 35 [more]