If social insurance plans had been designed by libertarian-leaning policy mechanics, what might they have produced?
The Congressional Budget Office warns that higher levels of debt will slow economic growth significantly in the years ahead.
A new report from the Social Security Administration expects the program to hit insolvency by 2035. Some experts say it could happen as soon as 2028 if there is a serious recession.
The president promised to protect Medicare and Social Security, America's biggest entitlement programs.
The details are reeeaaaaaally sketchy, but here's what we know now.
A Soho Forum debate over the trustworthiness of the $3 trillion trust fund
The president's first big rally was a greatest hits show that dodged many of today's biggest issues.
The federal budget situation used to be an emergency. What happened?
"Show me the majority for cutting spending," he says.
When the program becomes insolvent in the 2030s, the inevitable cuts will hit today's workers and retirees.
Being a presidential candidate means never having to say sorry for heavy-handed proposals to limit choice and promise free stuff.
The 2020 presidential candidate ran on spending cuts, troop withdrawls, and means-testing Social Security while primarying an incumbent Democrat 7 years ago.
Our fiscal problems aren't going away. In fact, they're getting worse.
Is the solution a "fertility dividend" that makes a portion of a person's Social Security benefit dependent on each of their offspring's earnings?
By 2020, interest on the debt will cost more than Medicaid. By 2025, it will cost more than defense spending. And that's just the start.
At this rate we'll get there before the end of the century.
Thanks to a design bug in a government transparency website, dozens of social security numbers were mistakenly made public.
Medicare will run dry even sooner. Do you trust anyone in Washington to solve this problem?
It's the conservative version of cradle-to-grave welfare.
Abraham Lincoln couldn't have dreamed that 21st-century Americans would still be paying for pensions created under him.
If Congress doesn't address its insolvency issues, payouts will need to be slashed by a quarter starting in fewer than 20 years.
A Troubling Number of Young People Expect Social Security To Be a 'Major Source' of Retirement Income
Twenty-five percent of young adults anticipate paying for retirement with Social Security benefits. The number should be zero.
The House Passes a Gun Measure Supported by the ACLU and Mental Health Advocates. Media Hysteria Ensues.
Bad reporting, and bad attitudes, make a sensible move to prevent the government from discriminating against certain Social Security recipients seem like sheer madness.
The cost of today's and tomorrow's lavish public pensions and entitlements will be borne by younger Americans.
Expanding a retirement program that's not fiscally solvent is no way to treat the young.
Donald Trump's Plan to Preserve Social Security by Eliminating Waste, Fraud, and Abuse Doesn't Even Come Close to Adding Up
Trump wants to cover a $150 billion gap with $3 billion in savings.
Jared Meyer on "Disinherited: How Washington Is Betraying America's Young"
When the economy is struggling, more people falsely apply for disability benefits.
Obama Administration Thinks People on Social Security Who Have Others Handling Their Finances Shouldn't Have Guns
And a federal court continues to violate handgun sellers' First Amendment rights in California
Rothbard's For a New Liberty is an eloquent statement on how libertarians should grapple with political reality.
Opposes raising the eligibility age or means-testing the programs
A comparison between a Senate vote and Indiana's controversy is more baffling than enlightening.