Archive for the ‘Social Security’ Category

Rightward Drift

April 8th, 2013

My CBPP colleague Bob Greenstein provides an important warning here about how the President’s entry in the current budget negotiations risks rightward drift.   The key point: the compromise position must NOT be taken as a new pole staking out one side in the debate.  It must be taken as what it is…a compromise between existing… Read more

Social Security, Life Expectancy, and Income Inequality

March 11th, 2013

Really impressive piece of journalism this AM from Mike Fletcher at the WaPo about the differences in life expectancy between older persons of widely different economic means.  The figure below tells the story, showing the evolution of differences in life expectancy between two Florida counties, one with income levels twice the other.  The differences are… Read more