The Huge Social Security Contradiction

Because saving Social Security takes us to a conflict between math and politics, the Congress has has a tough time selecting solutions.

Election Economics: Is Anyone Worried About Entitlements?

Knowing that entitlement spending on Social Security and Medicare is soaring, the candidates have offered “free lunch economics” as their solutions.

The Best Kind of Climate Change Law

The Washington state legislature will soon vote on a win/win emissions reduction law. But it could lose. U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions Let’s first look at energy consumption and emissions sources. U.S. energy consumption is dominated by oil: Predictably, petroleum is a…

Social Security Thoughts

Having just passed the French lower legislative branch, a gradual increase in the French retirement age from 60 to 62 during the next 8 years will probably be enacted. In the US, we are gradually ascending to 67 in 2027. It all…