Confusions about Social Security
AbstractThere is a lot of confusion in the debate over Social Security privatization, much of it deliberate. This essay discusses the meaning of the trust fund, which privatizers declare either real or fictional at their convenience; the likely rate of return on private accounts, which has been greatly overstated; and the (ir)relevance of putative reductions in far future liabilities.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by De Gruyter in its journal The Economists' Voice.
Volume (Year): 2 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 (December)
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