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Are Rising Health Care Costs Creating a Retirement Crisis?

Progressives are proposing expensive expansions of Social Security, but the retirement crisis is overblown.

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Job Security for Poor Performers

Job security for public employees comes at a cost to government and the public. Firing the poorest-performing teachers may be the biggest free lunch available in education policy.

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The Looting of Detroit’s Pensions

Giving elected officials the power to change the ways that public employees earn future benefits may make the difference in avoiding further Detroits.

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Crony Capitalism vs. Public Pensions

A new union-sponsored study lowballs today’s pension costs by around two-thirds and overstates the net costs of corporate welfare.

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Why Expanding Social Security Is a Bad Idea

A New America Foundation proposal would cost 3.7 percent of GDP and crowd out the private saving that drives our economy.

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Teachers and the License Raj

Requiring prospective teachers to take a rigorous ‘bar exam,’ as union chief Randi Weingarten proposes, is the wrong way to recruit and assess teachers.

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Public-Sector Pensions: The Transition Costs Myth

Public-sector employees and the pension industrial complex are using deceptive and self-serving arguments despite having an obligation to provide the public with solid facts.

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Liberals or Conservatives: Who’s Really Close-Minded?

Conservatives understand their ideological opposite numbers far better than do liberals.

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Public Pension ‘Air Time’ Is an Absurdly Generous Perk

Why do public employees get a generous deal that is available pretty much nowhere else and to no one else?

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How Many Hours do Public School Teachers Really Work?

Do teachers work dramatically longer hours than other white collar professionals? No.

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Cadillac Pay in the Land of Lincoln

Illinois public employees likely receive a significant pay premium over similar private sector workers.

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How Much Does the Federal Government Really Spend?

Much, much more than you think.

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From Ponzi to Perry: The Truth about Social Security

Let us count the ways in which Social Security is and is not like a Ponzi scheme.

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The Obama Administration's Lone Star Mistake

Education Secretary Arne Duncan has trashed Texas schools, but Texas gets great bang for the buck.

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Means and Extremes: How Not to Balance the Budget

Should we impose a means test on Social Security and Medicare benefits? No.

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Public Pensions Roll the Dice

How have public-sector pensions responded to the financial crisis? By doubling down, thus jeopardizing taxpayers.

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Senior Moment: Reduce COLAs and the Social Security Deficit

Reducing Cost of Living Adjustments by basing them on a more accurate measure of inflation would alleviate the long-term Social Security deficit.

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Is Social Security Middle-Class Welfare?

It once was, but isn’t anymore, and therein lies an important tale.

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The Protected Class?

Every worker will be asked to make sacrifices as governments put their fiscal houses in order. Private-sector workers should be confident they are treated the same as public-sector workers.

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Why Does Government Grow and Grow and Grow?

If Americans prefer smaller government, why does it continue to grow?

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