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Entries by Robert Pozen from 11/2011

Rick Perry's Harebrained Tax Plan

| Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

Perry combines the worst of all worlds. He offers a large tax cut to the wealthy while offering little to the poor, he maintains many distortive tax deductions, and he does not actually make the process of tax preparation any simpler.

Perry on Social Security: A Newer, Softer Version of a Conservative Idea

| Posted 11.03.2011 | Politics

Despite some good suggestions on benefit reform, Perry's proposal on the revenue side would hasten the day when Social Security becomes insolvent. We need to fix Social Security, not to bankrupt it.

Gingrich's Social Security Plan: Privatize Gains, Socialize Losses

| Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

You can't have it both ways: you cannot allow individuals to take on more risk while retaining the absolute safety net of Social Security.