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Hoover Digest by topic: Pensions and Retirement

January 21, 2014

The Detroit Cure

Dr. Johnson’s remark at the prospect of being hanged is just as true of the prospect of municipal bankruptcy: it concentrates the mind wonderfully.

October 18, 2013

Deflate the Disability Bubble

Inflated by broad eligibility and chronic unemployment, this troubled program is due to pop.

January 25, 2013

The Coming Fiscal Tsunami

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Image credit: Taylor Jones

The first step to avoid drowning in debt? Stop ignoring the approaching wave. By David Koitz.

August 13, 2012

A Golden Opportunity

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Can’t anyone free California from deficits and dysfunction? By Michael J. Boskin and John F. Cogan.

April 6, 2012

Europe's Only Choice

No longer able to devalue its way to competitiveness, Europe can save itself in just one way: reforming its welfare states. By Michael J. Boskin.

April 6, 2012

Back to the (Uncertain) Future

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Image credit: Taylor Jones

Proposals to cut deeply into the Pentagon budget carry risks that the administration has yet to confront. By Kori N. Schake.

April 6, 2012

How Green Is My Folly

European lawmakers want to protect their favorite regulations—effective or not, now and forever. By James Huffman.

January 23, 2012

The Foolishness of Blaming the Private Sector

Politicians were eager to cry “market failure” when the deeper problem was, and remains, government failure. By Gary S. Becker.

October 12, 2011

The Gilded Safety Net

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Image credit: Taylor Jones

The next wave of retirees will be, on the whole, very comfortable—think of them as million-dollar baby boomers. Why should the young have to shell out for them? By John F. Cogan.

October 12, 2011

What Price Wisdom?

The quarter-century of economic expansion that began in the 1980s demonstrated the virtues of limited government. How quickly our politicians forget. By John B. Taylor.