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Laurence Kotlikoff

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.