Social Security Reconsidered
Social Security is currently much in the news because it faces a projected funding gap, because of overall budget deficits, and because of doubts in some quarters about its design. Minor adjustments are sufficient to close the funding gap. Benefit cuts, even if considered desirable, would not help close the overall budget gap in a timely way. Some adjustments in Social Security benefits and financing are desirable, but large scale changes would be disruptive and would not well serve the program’s basic purposes — to provide assured, basic income to retirees, the disabled, and survivors — unless they more or less replicated the current program.
Volume (Year): 64 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
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