I yield to no one in my disdain for alternative facts. I’ve been doing what I can from my own little fiefdom to chart a path back to Factville, most recently devoting the debut episode of our new podcast (On the Economy Podcast, co-chaired with Ben Spielberg) to that theme. So consider that bit of… Read more
Especially in the age of “alternative facts,” it’s really important for policy makers and especially journalists to use clear, transparent language. One area where that’s particularly germane right now is in regard to cutting Social Security and Medicare. Though many policy makers want to cut these social insurance programs, they rarely say “cut.” Instead, because… Read more
Over at WaPo. Perhaps this is kind of a “duh” at this point, but I keep reading articles premised on the belief that our new president means what he says. But he doesn’t and that creates a unique set of challenges.
They’re all connected, as I argue over at WaPo. If you’ve got an idea for how, in the interest of insulation from the whims of fact-averse appropriators, to best self-fund our statistical agencies, leave it in the comments section.
Over at WaPo. The piece focuses, in part, on the shift from DB to DC pensions and the ensuant hit to retirement security. On that theme, OTE’ers get special access to some revealing figures shared with me by EPI’s retirement security expert, Monique Morrissey, like this one. It shows that DC’s are both a lot… Read more