The Future Of Social Security Impacts Almost Every Person In America. Why Aren’t The Presidential Candidates Talking About It?
An extra $24 a month. That’s how much the average Social Security recipient will get in 2020. That’s according to the Social Security Administration, which said Thursday that the cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) is being bumped up 1.6%.
Next year's US presidential election will have far-reaching consequences, not least for the economy. Given the stakes of the outcome, rigorous analysis of the candidates' sharply diverging – and often risky – policy platforms is urgently needed.
In studying the roots of macroeconomic trends across the advanced economies in recent decades, it is tempting to conclude that a declining rate of output growth is the inevitable result of deeper historical forces and intractable structural factors. But secular stagnation is well within our power to reverse.
In a much-discussed recent blog post, economist Tyler Cowen advocates what he calls "state capacity libertarianism" (which I will call "SCL" for short). He makes two claims: that "state capacity libertarianism" is the view that "the smart classical liberals and libertarians" are already moving towards even as traditional libertarianism is in decline, and that SCL is the right world-view for libertarians to adopt.
For years now, some economists and policymakers have tried to make the case that there is an important link between student standardized test scores and economic growth in the United States. They do this with complex mathematical formulas that most people can’t even pretend to follow.
It’s interesting to note that central banks are reviewing and changing their objectives to resemble the Fed, apart from following the top US banking body in terms of policy action.
Hoover Institution fellow George Shultz talks about the state of the world and emphasizes that the world stands at a turning point that will require every bit of the leadership and determination that got mankind through the 20th century.
In this interview, Distinguished Fellow George P. Shultz and Senior Fellow John B. Taylor, discuss their newly released book from Hoover Institution Press, Choose Economic Freedom: Enduring Policy Lessons from the 1970s and 1980s.
Pundits say elections are about the future, but they really are about both the candidates' past and voters' futures...
The future of train travel, with The Atlantic's Derek Thompson...
Firewall between futures brokers and customer funds needed
The New Deal order will face future crises that may yet bring a revival of limited government. Understanding the successes and failures of past struggles can inform our future striving to limit government.
Charles Blahous, a Hoover research fellow who currently serves as one of the two public trustees for the Social Security and Medicare programs, takes part in a panel discussion concerning the past, future, and current state of the Social Security system. The panel focused on various proposals to improve future solvency such as benefit cuts, raising the retirement age, and privatization.
This week on Uncommon Knowledge, the Chairman of Chief Oil and Gas Trevor Rees-Jones discusses fracking—what it is and why it is crucial to the country's future, the challenge of discovering and distributing cheap energy, and why our gas prices will (and should) go up in the future. (1:02:53)
The Obama deficits portend a gloomy future. . . .
Read Niall Ferguson's piece in Foreign Affairs about the future of the United States. . . .
Those banks and firms which accept government funds in the future will be subject to annual executive compensation limits of $500,000...
Today, I can see no optimistic scenario for the future of American health care...
Economist Thomas Sowell on what the shrinking rate of U.S. homeowners means for the future...