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Post Tagged 'Social Security Reform'

Ponnuru on Ponzi and Pyramids

Ramesh Ponnuru says Social Security is worse than a Ponzi scheme. He’s right. It’s more like an inter-generational pyramid scheme, a pyramid tipped on its side… To be sustainable, over time (T) it has to take more from more people (thus a three-dimensional pyramid rather than a two-dimensional triangle. Continue Reading...

Pensions, Population, and Prosperity

Earlier this month, Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson complained about the lack of creative thinking concerning the issue of social security. “Washington’s vaunted think tanks — citadels for public intellectuals both liberal and conservative — have tiptoed around the problem,” he wrote. Continue Reading...

Take a Guilt Trip with FREE RIDE!

Aaah, Social Security and Medicare: A soothing balm for the young at heart, but a source of boiling rage for the ACTUAL young. Every now and again, I stumble across an article that just gets me going. Continue Reading...