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Laurence Kotlikoff

How to Maximize Your Social Security

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 09.02.2016 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

One thing anyone considering eventually taking Social Security benefits can do could be to check out a copy of Get What's Yours. Unless you'd rather study those 2,728 rules and try to figure them out for yourself.

4 Shockers About Social Security That May Make Your Brain Explode

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.14.2015 | Fifty

On the occasion of the Social Security Act being signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt 80 years ago, we thought we'd highlight some of th...

Why Boomer Aging Means Trillions of Dollars for Business

Brent Green | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Brent Green

Horrific outcomes predicted by generational accountants and economic doomsayers will not come true as foreseen, partly because the generations over age fifty shift paradigms, create new industries, abolish others, and ultimately reshape the social and economic landscape.

Once Again, Academics Get an F When It Comes to Retirement Math

Jane White | Posted 06.19.2012 | Money
Jane White

As an advocate for 401(k) participants, the only thing more frustrating for me than not being able to get Capitol Hill to make the plans walk and talk like pensions is tackling "innumeracy" on the part of academics who portray themselves as experts.

Tom Friedman Should Run for President

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Let me urge Tom Friedman to run for President. He's an extremely sensible man with plenty of common sense and the right instincts on economic and foreign policy. He'd give the President and Governor a run for their money.

Time for a Serious Third Party Candidate

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Now that the presidential race has come down to a choice between two candidates that most Americans don't love, representing two parties that most Americans don't like, it's time to consider an alternative -- a serious third-party candidate. I'm such a candidate.

The Death of Health Law Is Greatly Exaggerated

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

No doubt the Republican-led House will pound its collective chest in overturning the new health care law this month. This will be for show, since it knows the Senate will not concur, and there is also the president's veto pen.

The Coming Generational Storm: Baby Boomers Enraged at Entitlement Critics?

Brent Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Brent Green

Generational accountants are modern-day soothsayers. Their science is an art, and they do not command mathematical certainty with the same engineering precision as a ship designer.

Baby Boomers, Fiscal Peril, and the Agenda of Pete Peterson's Summit

Brent Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brent Green

Warren Buffet has wisely observed that the proposed fiscal crisis due to entitlement spending does not take into full consideration expansion of the economy over the coming years.