Posts Tagged ‘social security’

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    We Are Living Longer

    Mar 20, 11 • 170 Views • Gender Issues, Government, HouseholdsNo Comments

    Using data for 2009 from death certificates in all 50 states, the national Centers for Disease Control has concluded that we are living longer. A male infant’s projected life span has risen .2 years to 75.7 while a female infant’s life expectancy

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    Who Do We Owe?

    Dec 4, 10 • 165 Views • Financial Markets, Government, Money and Monetary PolicyNo Comments

    Who do you think is the biggest holder of U.S. government debt? China? No. It is the U.S. government. Why? Please think about extra money the government might collect for Social Security. What does it do with those funds? Retaining cash would mean no return

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    What Should Government Pay For?

    Nov 13, 10 • 133 Views • Economic Debates, Economic History, Government, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    Topping its front page with “CUT, RAISE, RAISE, LOWER, REPEAL, SCRAP, CUT, CUT,” The Wall Street Journal told readers some of the new deficit commission’s proposals. 1) For defense spending, the cut would be $100 billion. 2) The Social

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    Social Security Thoughts

    Sep 17, 10 • 184 Views • Economic Debates, Economic Thinkers, Government, Households, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Having just passed the French lower legislative branch, a gradual increase in the French retirement age from 60 to 62 during the next 8 years will probably be enacted. In the US, we are gradually ascending to 67 in 2027. It all sounds so logical. It

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    A Smaller Safety Net?

    Sep 10, 10 • 176 Views • Economic Debates, Government, International Trade and Finance, Labor1 Comment

    In France, a 24 hour workers’ strike brought retirement rights back to the headlines. Saying that a 60 year old retirement age was no longer affordable, French President Sarkozy has proposed moving it up to 62. French workers disagree. In the U.S., a