Category Archives: social security

>Stimulus with our children’s money

> Writer Jeff Johnson has an interesting and funny proposal for stimulating the economy in the New York Times.  It’s funny because it’s mostly true, we are stimulating the economy by borrowing from our children. Advertisements

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>Principles of the Social Security Program

> Andrew Biggs, my favorite blog for the conservative side of thinking about Social Security, linked to an informative piece by the Social Security Administration about the principles of the Social Security Program.  It’s worth a read.  In summary, the … Continue reading

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>New charts to explain entitlement spending problem

> Perotcharts.com has another easy-to-understand presentation on our nation’s entitlement spending problem.

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>Social Security Tricks

>Kiplinger’s magazine, to which I subscribe, is not always useful since it seems to concentrate on stock tips, and I rarely buy common stocks. Recently, they have run a series of articles that are aggravating and infuriating to me, because … Continue reading

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>"Don’t Tax You, Don’t Tax Me, Tax the Fellow Behind the Tree"

>This paper by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation is better written than I could state, but it’s an idea that I’ve been rolling around in my head for two years. Back when my parents were young, the US Government decided … Continue reading

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>Social Security – Progressivity vs. Generosity

>Returning to the mission statement of Infosnack Headquarters (to find and present interesting pieces of information I find…), I give you an interesting comparison of various old-age pension systems in industrialized countries around the world. There’s a strong inverse correlation … Continue reading

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