Social Security
  • Social Safety Net Lifts 48 Million Out of Poverty

    Though it seems to be under attack on multiple fronts, the U.S. social safety net, is actually more effective than we realized at lifting people out of poverty, a new study finds

  • Supply-Side Social Insurance Simply Doesn’t Work

    David Brooks’ claim that “the federal government spent nearly $14,000 per poor person” in 2013 and his claim that “over the last 30 years the poverty rate has scarcely changed” have both been...

  • A New ‘Save SSDI Plan Could Derail Social Security

    By Charles Blahous, The Fiscal Times

    The urgent financing crisis facing Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) is giving rise to suggestions that the DI Trust Fund be merged with Social Security’s larger Old-Age and Survivors...

  • Here's Where to Put Your Retirement Savings

    By Sharon Epperson, CNBC

    Your first priority when it comes to saving for retirement should be to make sure you're putting away enough money. But once you've earmarked a percentage of pay for retirement savings, where do you...

  • The Surprising New Realities of Today’s Older Americans

    By Warren Sanderson and Sergei Scherbov, The Conversation

    In 1985, American Richard Bass accomplished an amazing feat. He had set for himself the task of climbing the world’s highest mountains in all seven continents. In that year, at age 55, he completed...

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