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Social security's investment shortfall : $8 trillion plus : and the way forward

Author: Nils Hemming Hakansson
Publisher: Singapore : World Scientific, ©2013.
Series: World Scientific series in finance, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The aim of this book is to document, on a solid and convincing foundation, two public policy mistakes of the United States Government that have been extremely costly. First, the failure to combine stocks with long-term government bonds in the Social Security Trust Fund, the way other nations do, has resulted not only in an investment shortfall well into the trillions of dollars, but has also reduced US and global  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hakansson, Nils H.
Social security's investment shortfall : $8 trillion plus : and the way forward.
Singapore : World Scientific, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nils Hemming Hakansson
ISBN: 9789814407977 9814407976
OCLC Number: 817757740
Notes: "Plus how the US government{272b65}s financial deficit reporting = 64 madoffs."
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction --
ch. 2. Social security: a very brief overview --
ch. 3. Safety nets: insurance policies and retirement plans --
ch. 4. Shortcomings of social security --
ch. 5. If social security funds had been invested in marketable treasury bonds and stocks ... with other things being equal --
ch. 6. Privatizing social security results in inefficiency, moral hazard, and very low productivity --
ch. 7. The way forward.
Series Title: World Scientific series in finance, v. 3.
Responsibility: Hakansson Nils H.

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Documents two public policy mistakes of the US Government that have been extremely costly. This study puts forth the notion of Social Security as a minimal safety net is consistent with the views of  Read more...

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