Simple Arithmetic Driving Social Security Reform, The

Research Report

Simple Arithmetic Driving Social Security Reform, The

April 20, 1998

Abstract

The debate over Social Security reform is awash with numbers on changes in tax rates, benefit reductions, and saving patterns required to bring the system into balance for the long run. In this article, Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle skips around the more elaborate calculations and presents the financing dilemma in a simpler, more understandable, form.

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