Social Security

The Brian Lehrer Show

Following Up: The Chilean Pension System

Friday, September 09, 2011

Herman Cain, candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, touted the Chilean model of social security in this week's debate. The man who designed and implemented that model, José Piñera, former Chilean Secretary of Labor and Social Security, president of the International Center for Pension Reform, and distinguished senior fellow at the Cato Institute, explains the Chilean model for social security and how it might work in the United States. 

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One Nation Under AARP

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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Peter Diamond: Social Security an Easy Fix, Not Quick

Friday, October 22, 2010

True—easy to fix and in the current economic climate the perfect thing for Congress to be addressing…This is a moment to: a) do good policy, b) not harm the recovery, and c) reassure people that the U.S. has the ability to get things on track for the long run.

- Peter Diamond, Nobel Prize-winning economist, answering the question "Is Social Security easy to fix?" on The Brian Lehrer Show.


The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Social Security

Friday, October 22, 2010

Peter Diamond, 2010 Nobel Prize-winning professor of economics at M.I.T., and the co-author with Nicholas Barr of Pension Reform: A Short Guide, weighs in on the debate over reforming social security.

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Two Republican Takes on Pledge to America

Friday, September 24, 2010

What the pledge does do is a very healthy step in the right direction. It says no taxes increase in a recession. It says we have to focus on creating jobs. It says we have to control spending.

-Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on The Brian Lehrer Show

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The Takeaway

Government Benefit Checks to Go Paperless by 2013

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The treasury department announced yesterday that it will start sending the majority of its 136 million benefit checks through a system of direct deposits, eliminating the use of paper checks and postage. The move will likely save the U.S. government approximately $303 million during the first five years after the switch, and about $49 million dollars in postage.