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Entries by Laurence J. Kotlikoff from 04/2010

Is the U.S. in Worse Fiscal Shape than Greece?

| Posted 04.30.2010 | World

Greece's deficit is roughly 14 percent of GDP and its gross debt is about 115 percent of GDP. The U.S. (federal and state) deficit is roughly 12 per...

Open Letter to Lord Turner

| Posted 04.30.2010 | Business

An open letter from Laurence Kotlikoff of Boston University to Lord Turner, chairman of Britain's Financial Services Authority Dear Adair, I listene...

It's the Snake Oil, Stupid

| Posted 04.30.2010 | Business

The financial industry, aided and abetted by rating companies on the take, politicians on the make, and regulators on a break, systematically manufa...