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.

Why Federal Spending Is Tough to Predict for Entitlement Programs

Looking back at Medicare and Medicaid, we can see why there are several versions of spending projections for the American Families Plan.

What If Cash Handouts Have No Strings Attached?

In a new March 2021 report, we found out the results for the first year of Stockton’s UBI experiment. Recently too, the impact of Rwanda’s cash distribution was in the news. Last year we looked at Rwanda and Stockton. Today,…

Why We Need Bigger Cars

The U.S. birth rate has been gliding downward. Per thousand women, aged 15 to 44, the general fertility rate dipped from 60.1 in 2018 to a provisional 56.8 during the end of 2020: Correspondingly, remaining at 20 percent, there is…

How COVID-19 Affects Social Security’s Health

According to a University of Pennsylvania economist, just three questions can serve as a barometer of financial literacy. Do give them a try. I’ve listed the correct answers at the end of today’s post: As a pension expert, Wharton School…

What the Pandemic Will Do to Social Security

A looming Social Security shortfall could happen much sooner because of pandemic spending and its impact on the birth rate.

Where a Universal Basic Income Was Successful

An idea that has been around for hundreds of years, the universal basic income has only recently become an experiment in Stockton, California.