Social Security and Elderly Poverty

Last week, we discussed the necessity of reforming Social Security. I wished we also talked about the effect of Social Security benefits on reducing elderly poverty, so I looked up few papers on this topic.

In their paper “Social Security: A Program and Policy History”, Patricia Martin and David Weaver gives a brief history […]

Social Security and the Recession

I regularly read a variety of blogs that cover macroeconomic issues. This is an item I picked up from the Economist’s View [also in the Blogroll ===>]. It ties into our discussion that Social Security offers insurance that cannot be readily (or reasonably) obtained through private markets. EV cites a paper from the […]