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Social Security Benefits: They’re Important!

May 16th, 2011

My (new!) colleague Bob Greenstein handily summarizes the key info from the new Social Security Trustees Report.  These things don’t change a ton from year to year—there’s a shortfall out there in a few decades and the fixes for it are known—which is not to say they’re easy.  They involve higher payments into the program… Read more


May 16th, 2011

I recently left a great job at the White House, serving President Obama and Vice President Biden and working with an inspiring team of smart, dedicated economists. Our office played an integral role in implementing the Recovery Act—I was the Vice President’s chief economist, I worked with a brilliant staff, and “Sheriff Joe” was the… Read more