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Kotlikoff, Laurence J.

Works: 258 works in 1,364 publications in 5 languages and 26,025 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HD7125, 368.4300973
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The coming generational storm : what you need to know about America's economic future by Laurence J Kotlikoff( Book )
37 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 2,005 libraries worldwide
"In 2030, as 77 million baby boomers hobble into old age, walkers will outnumber strollers; there will be twice as many retirees as there are today but only 18 percent more workers. How will America handle this demographic overload? How will Social Security and Medicare function with fewer working taxpayers to support these programs? According to Laurence Kotlikoff and Scott Burns, if our government continues on the course it has set, we'll see skyrocketing tax rates, drastically lower retirement and health benefits, high inflation, a rapidly depreciating dollar, unemployment, and political instability. The government has lost its compass, say Kotlikoff and Burns, and the current administration is heading straight into the coming generational storm." "But don't panic. To solve a problem you must first understand it. Kotlikoff and Burns take us on a guided tour of our generational imbalance, first introducing us to the baby boomers - their long retirement years and "the protracted delay in their departure to the next world." Then there's the "fiscal child abuse" that will double the taxes paid by the next generation. There's also the "deficit delusion" of the under-reported national debt. And none of this, they say, will be solved by any of the popularly touted remedies: cutting taxes, technological progress, immigration, foreign investment, or the elimination of wasteful government spending." "So how can the United States avoid this demographic/fiscal collision? Kotlikoff and Burns propose bold new policies, including meaningful reforms of Social Security and Medicare. Their proposals are simple, straightforward, and geared to attract support from both political parties. But just in case our elected officials won't take the political risk to chart a new direction, Kotlikoff and Burns also offer a "life jacket"--Guidelines for individuals to protect their financial health and retirement."--Jacket
Get what's yours : the secrets to maxing out your social security by Laurence J Kotlikoff( Book )
10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,657 libraries worldwide
"Learn the secrets to maximizing your Social Security benefits and earn up to thousands of dollars more each year with expert advice that you can't get anywhere else. Want to know how to navigate the forbidding maze of Social Security and emerge with the highest possible benefits? You could try reading all 2,728 rules of the Social Security system (and the thousands of explanations of these rules), but Kotlikoff, Moeller, and Solman explain Social Security benefits in an easy to understand and user-friendly style. What you don't know can seriously hurt you: wrong decisions about which Social Security benefits to apply for cost some individual retirees tens of thousands of dollars in lost income every year. How many retirees or those nearing retirement know about such Social Security options as file and suspend (apply for benefits and then don't take them)? Or start stop start (start benefits, stop them, then re-start them)? Or--just as important--when and how to use these techniques? Get What's Yours covers the most frequent benefit scenarios faced by married retired couples, by divorced retirees, by widows and widowers, among others. It explains what to do if you're a retired parent of dependent children, disabled, or an eligible beneficiary who continues to work, and how to plan wisely before retirement. It addresses the tax consequences of your choices, as well as the financial implications for other investments. Many personal finance books briefly address Social Security, but none offers the thorough, authoritative, yet conversational analysis found here. You've paid all your working life for these benefits. Now, get what's yours"--
The clash of generations : saving ourselves, our kids, and our economy by Laurence J Kotlikoff( Book )
16 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 681 libraries worldwide
The United States is bankrupt, flat broke. Thanks to accounting that would make Enron blush, America's insolvency goes far beyond what our leaders are disclosing. The United States is a fiscal basket case, in worse shape than the notoriously bailed-out countries of Greece, Ireland, and others. How did this happen? In The Clash of Generations, experts Laurence Kotlikoff and Scott Burns document our six-decade, off-balance-sheet, unsustainable financing scheme. They explain how we have balanced our longer lives on the backs of our (relatively few) children. At the same time, we've been on a consumption spree, saving and investing less than nothing. And that's not to mention the evisceration of the middle class and a financial system that has proven it can't be trusted. Kotlikoff and Burns outline grassroots strategies for saving ourselves--and especially our children--from what could be a truly catastrophic financial collapse. Kotlikoff and Burns sounded the alarm in their widely acclaimed The Coming Generational Storm, but politicians didn't listen. Now the need for action is even more urgent. It's up to us to demand radical reform of our tax system, our healthcare system, and our Social Security system, and to insist on better paths to investment return than those provided by Wall Street (mis)managers. Kotlikoff and Burns's "Purple Plans" (so called because they will appeal to both Republicans and Democrats) have been endorsed by a who's who of economists and offer a new way forward; and their revolutionary investment strategy for individuals replaces the idea of financial capital with "life decision capital." Of course, we won't be doing all this just for ourselves. We need to fix America's fiscal mess before our kids inherit it
Generational accounting : knowing who pays, and when, for what we spend by Laurence J Kotlikoff( Book )
20 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 658 libraries worldwide
Amid the ongoing debate about today's pressing economic problems, far too little attention is being paid to the implications of current economic policies for the future. Laurence J. Kotlikoff shows in this alarming and important book, that if current policies are left unchanged, unborn generations of Americans will pay significantly higher taxes - at least 20% higher - than we do today. Furthermore, according to Kotlikoff, these policies could have devastating effects not only on the next generation but also on the baby boomers themselves, whose economic future is critically dependent on sound management of the Social Security system as we become an older society. In this searing indictment of conventional economic policy, Kotlikoff demonstrates that our nation has lost its direction by sacrificing long-range economic responsibility for short-term budget gimmickry. In Kotlikoff's proposed new fiscal measure, called generational accounting, already widely admired by key figures in government and public finance, he offers an entirely new way of assessing the government's economic actions as they affect current and future generations. By providing a long-needed discipline for economic policies that typically focus on immediate benefits, and ignore the lasting consequences of government behavior, his proposal enables policy makers as well as the public to see who pays, and when, for what the government spends. Senator Bill Bradley, in letters to the Comptroller General of the United States, and to the Director of the Congressional Budget Office, has recommended that the United States adopt generational accounting. Says Bradley, "Generational accounting forces us to confront the future implications of current policies in a systematic way, by imposing a longer-term perspective on fiscal policy." Kotlikoff boldly articulates the point that many Americans already intuitively understand: the deficit number usually cited is an arbitrary accounting figure manipulated by public officials to serve their political objectives but has no real economic content. In failing to give a proper account of its fiscal actions, the government, Kotlikoff shows, has left citizens completely uninformed as to how they will fare overtime, as changing demographics continue to work their effects on the public pocketbook. Kotlikoff warns that unless greater accountability in the making of economic policy is introduced, America faces the danger of declining into a society of injustice and intergenerational resentment
Spend 'til the end : the revolutionary guide to raising your living standard-today and when you retire by Laurence J Kotlikoff( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 651 libraries worldwide
Introduces the concept of economics-based "consumption smoothing" through which people can maintain their pre-retirement quality of life while saving enough for the future
What determines savings? by Laurence J Kotlikoff( Book )
13 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 638 libraries worldwide
What determines savings? The question is timely and important. The U.S. saving rate is less than half of Japan, Germany and other developed countries. This imbalance in saving rates is responsible in the large part for the imbalance in international trade. This book examines an array of key determinants of wealth accumulation, including bequest and precautionary saving motives, the length of retirement, demographics, the tax structure, social security, and insurance institutions
Pensions in the American economy by Laurence J Kotlikoff( Book )
18 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 614 libraries worldwide
For anyone with an interest in pensions--workers and employers, personnel directors, accountants, actuaries, lawyers, insurance agents, financial analysts, government officials, and social scientists--this book is required reading. Now, without the aid of a pension specialist, anyone can determine how their particular pension plan stacks up against the average. Using virtually all available government sources (including computerized data unavailable in print) and their own extensive surveys, the authors present a comprehensive description of the structural features and financial conditions of U.S. private, state, city, and municipal pension plans. The introductions to the hundreds of tables explain and highlight the information. The picture that emerges of the "typical" plan and its significant variations is crucial to all those with a financial stake in pensions. The reader can compare pension vesting, retirement, and benefit provisions by plan type, plan size, industry, union status, and many more characteristics. With this information, workers can evaluate just how generous their employer is; job applicants can compare fringe benefits of prospective employers; personnel directors can judge their competitive edge. The financial community will find especially interesting the analysis of the unfunded liabilities of private, state, and local pension funds. The investment decisions of private and public pension funds and their return performances are described as well. Government officials and social scientists will find the analysis of pension coverage, the receipt of pension income by the elderly, cost-of-living adjustments, and disability insurance of special importance in evaluating the proper degree of public intervention in the area of old age income support. Pensions in the American Economy is comprehensive and easy to use. Every reader, from small-business owners and civil servants to pension fund specialists, will find in it essential information about this increasingly important part of labor compensation and retirement finances
Dynamic fiscal policy by Alan J Auerbach( Book )
18 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 libraries worldwide
Jimmy Stewart is dead : ending the world's ongoing financial plague with limited purpose banking by Laurence J Kotlikoff( Book )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 504 libraries worldwide
Discover how the global financial plague is poised to return, and what can be done to stop it. This is not your father's financial system. Jimmy Stewart, the trustworthy, honest banker in the movie, It's a Wonderful Life, is dead . And so is his small-town bank, Bailey Savings & Loan. Instead, we're watching It's a Horrible Mess with Wall Street (aka the Vegas Strip) playing ever larger craps with our economy and our tax dollars. This book, written by one of the world's most respected economist, describes in lively, humorous, simple, but also deadly serious terms the big con underlying the big
Macroeconomics : an integrated approach by Alan J Auerbach( Book )
29 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 456 libraries worldwide
Generational accounting around the world by Alan J Auerbach( Book )
24 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 421 libraries worldwide
Mounting government obligations and aging populations raise very serious concerns about the fiscal burdens left to future generations. Generational accounting, a method of long-term fiscal planning and analysis, directly measures these burdens as well as the costs of lowering them. The volume combines the latest and most extensive country-by-country generational analyses with a comprehensive review of generational accounting's innovative methodology and a devastating critique of conventional deficit accounting
Generational policy by Laurence J Kotlikoff( Book )
25 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
Lectures presented at the Universidad Torcuato de Tella in Buenos Aires. Discusses how generational policy works and relates it to Argentina's government policies
Essays on saving, bequests, altruism, and life-cycle planning by Laurence J Kotlikoff( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 281 libraries worldwide
The wage carrot and the pension stick : retirement benefits and labor force participation by Laurence J Kotlikoff( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
Get what's yours : the secrets to maxing out your Social Security revised and updated by Laurence J Kotlikoff( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
"In 2016, Social Security rules changed radically. Do you know how - and how these changes might apply to you? Americans have left literally billions of Social Security dollars on the table - benefits we have earned, are eligible to take, but simply aren't aware of. Fully revised and carefully updated in light of the new law, Get What's Yours is the indispensable guide to collecting the maximum Social Security benefits possible."--Page [4] of cover
Get what's yours the secrets to maxing out your Social Security by Laurence J Kotlikoff( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
Learn the secrets to maximizing your Social Security benefits and earn up to thousands of dollars more each year with expert advice. Kotlikoff, Moeller, and Solman explain Social Security benefits in an easy to understand and user-friendly style
Privatizing social security in the U.S. : comparing the options by Laurence J Kotlikoff( file )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Koflikoff, Lawrence J.
Koflikoff, Lawrence J. 1951-
Kotlikoff, L.
Kotlikoff, L. 1951-
Kotlikoff, L. J. 1951-
Kotlikoff, Larry 1951-
Kotlikoff, Laurence.
Kotlikoff, Laurence 1951-
Kotlikoff, Laurence J.
Kotlikoff, Laurence Jacob, 1951-
Kotlikoff, Lawrence J., 1951-
Kotlikoff, Lourens
Kotlikoff, Lourens, 1951-
Laurence Kotlikoff Amerikaans econoom
Котликофф, Лоуренс
코틀리코프, 로런스 J
コトリコフ, ローレンス
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