Kotlikoff: Does the new Social Security law stop you from reclaiming your suspended benefits? Maybe not
Alan Skupp is an attorney who lives in Livingston, New Jersey. He and his wife run a market intelligence company.
Three Excellent Ideas From Jeb Bush: Liberate Two-Earner Couples And Liberate The Elderly
Jeb Bush has been taking a beating lately – from the talking heads on TV and radio, from some of his own backers and from the mainstream media.
Saving and Rettenmaier: Social Security Privatization Can Be Win-Win
Thomas Saving, Andrew Rettenmaier and Liqun Liu have produced a first-of-its kind calculation of the value of Social Security to young people in light of the political uncertainty about its future.
Kotlikoff Rebuts Krugman On Social Security
In a recent NY Times column, political economist, Paul Krugman, writes, “Social Security does not face a financial crisis; its long-term funding shortfall could easily be closed with modest increases in revenue.”
John Goodman, Peter Ferrara Join Lineup at FreedomFest in Las Vegas
Dr. John Goodman and Heartland Institute Senior Fellow Peter Ferrara will join the scheduled lineup of speakers at FreedomFest, convening this week in Las Vegas.
New Book: Can We Privatize The Welfare State?
A new book by Goodman Institute Senior Fellow Peter Ferrara argues that individual responsibility and the marketplace can solve problems much better than government transfer programs.
New Book: Up To 98 Percent Of Retirees Are Getting Less Than They Should Be Getting From Social Security
If you are over 70 year of age, odds are your Social Security check is not as large as it could have been. But if you are younger than 70, there is still time to do what most Americans don’t do: get the maximum benefit the law allows.
Social Security: An Unhappy 80th Birthday
We have promised more than we expect to take in: Looking indefinitely into the future, Social Security has a $28.5 trillion unfunded liability, according to the latest Trustees report.
The Promise Of America: Opportunity, Not Equality
The topic de jure for the chattering class these days is inequality. In fact, it’s hard to pick up a copy of The New York Times or the Washington Post these days without encountering at least one article on the topic.
What You Should Know About Social Security
Social Security is far more complicated than most people realize. In fact, it is so complicated that even PhD economists are losing tens of thousands of dollars because they don’t know how to maximize the benefits the system owes them.