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Encouraging Polling Data…Plus Disturbing Policy Developments from Russia and the United Kingdom

Encouraging Polling Data…Plus Disturbing Policy Developments from Russia and the United Kingdom

The polling data I shared last month about confused young people was a bit of a downer, so let’s look at three different polls that are a bit more encouraging. First, I’m… Read more »

Social Security’s Looming Fiscal Nightmare

Social Security’s Looming Fiscal Nightmare

With all the controversy over the failed and costly Obamacare program, it’s understandable that other entitlements aren’t getting much attention. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t serious problems with Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security. Indeed, the annual Social Security… Read more »

Worried About Inequality? Then Focus on Helping the Poor, not Punishing the Rich

Worried About Inequality? Then Focus on Helping the Poor, not Punishing the Rich

I haven’t spent much time writing about Thomas Piketty’s inequality book for the simple reason that my goal is economic liberty, not equality. That being said, I think that Piketty… Read more »

A Single Picture to Show that Many Nations Are Economically Doomed

A Single Picture to Show that Many Nations Are Economically Doomed

Over the years, I’ve shared many charts, graphs, and tables to help people understand that the welfare state is fundamentally unsustainable. And, assuming there’s not genuine entitlement reform, many of these… Read more »

MyRAs Are the Wrong Way of Helping Ordinary People Save Money

MyRAs Are the Wrong Way of Helping Ordinary People Save Money

As part of his State-of-the-Union speech, President Obama announced he was going to unilaterally create a new retirement savings account that supposedly would be available to all workers. Employers would be… Read more »

Government-Run Social Security Is Bad News for Blacks and other Minorities

Government-Run Social Security Is Bad News for Blacks and other Minorities

America desperately needs genuine entitlement reform to avoid a Greek-style fiscal future. The biggest problems are the health entitlements such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare, but Social Security also has a huge long-run fiscal shortfall…. Read more »

What America Can Learn from the Faroe Islands about Social Security Reform

What America Can Learn from the Faroe Islands about Social Security Reform

I’m currently in the Faroe Islands, a relatively unknown and semi-autonomous part of Denmark located in the North Atlantic. Sort of like Greenland, but too small to appear on most… Read more »

Personal Retirement Accounts Are Great…but only if You Can Stop Future Politicians from Confiscating the Accumulated Wealth

Personal Retirement Accounts Are Great…but only if You Can Stop Future Politicians from Confiscating the Accumulated Wealth

Most Western nations have huge long-run fiscal problems because of unfavorable demographics and misguided entitlement programs. That’s the bad news. The good news is that dozens of nations have fully… Read more »

I Made a $16 Trillion Mistake, but Still Had a Stronger Position in this Debate

I Made a $16 Trillion Mistake, but Still Had a Stronger Position in this Debate

I’ve done a handful of TV debates on Social Security, including the time I said that I wished Republicans had a secret plan for personal retirement accounts. So I thought… Read more »

The Chilean Miracle Shows that Economic Liberty is the Best Way of Helping Ordinary People

The Chilean Miracle Shows that Economic Liberty is the Best Way of Helping Ordinary People

I’m in Vienna, Austria, for the annual European Resource Bank meeting. I had the pleasure last night of listening to Jose Pinera speak about economic reform in Chile, particularly the… Read more »