Why a COLA Just Got Sweeter

With inflation in the 8 percent range, Social Security COLAs–its the Cost-of-Living-Adjustments–will head toward all time highs.

How the Pandemic Affected the Birth Rate

Researchers are concerned that the pandemic birth rate could have further pulled down our sinking population Replacement Rate.

Who Gets The Best Return From Social Security and Medicare?

Looking at lifetime benefits and lifetime taxes, we can see that Social Security and Medicare returns vary considerably.

Taking a Look at Universal Basic Income

With Chicago announcing the newest universal basic income program, we have some answers about the chance for success from Stockton CA.

The Educational Journey of a Homeless Child

Told by a NY Times reporter, the educational journey of a homeless child creates daunting dilemmas that also relate to government programs.

Why a (Social Security) COLA Might Be Too Sweet

With Social Security COLAs (Cost-of-Living-Adjustments) soaring, we wind up with a wage mismatch that accelerates funding problems.

How Did the Pandemic Make Social Security Sicker?

While the financial future of Social Security has been shaky for awhile, now, the pandemic has accelerated the trend.

Why Social Security Should Look at Senior Spending

Based on the Consumer Price Index, cost-of-living changes in a senior’s Social Security check could be more accurately calculated.

A New Way To See Old Age

Looking back 55 years at the changes in life expectancy, we could decide to change our definition of what it means to be old.

The Demographic Squeeze

Looking at birth and death rates, we can identify population problems that are creating a demographic squeeze.