Tagged: social security

Social Security: “Fiscal child abuse”

The 2010 election season is under way and, as usual, the fate of the federal Social Security system is part of the political debate.  College of Arts and Sciences economics Professor Laurence Kotlikoff, author of “Jimmy Stewart is Dead: Ending the World’s Ongoing Financial Plague with Limited Purpose Banking,” says as the Social Security program […]

What next for healthcare reform?

GOP Congressional leaders, enboldened by their Senate win in Massachusetts, are pushing Democrats to start over on efforts to reform the healthcare system.  In an opinion piece in Politico, history Professor Bruce Schulman says House Dems should take a page from FDR history on how Social Security was created and just pass the Senate bill. “Passing the […]

Improving consumer financial literacy

Congress holds a hearing today on improving consumer financial literacy under the new regulatory system.  School of Management Professor Zvi Bodie, a widely recognized authority on personal finance, recommends in a Washington Post commentary some concrete steps to improve consumer financial literacy and suggests a new standard of prudence for investment advisors. “Instead of focusing on […]

Financial crisis

The following Boston University professors are available to comment on the various aspects of the financial crisis: School of Management Professor Mark Williams, an expert on risk management and former Federal Reserve Bank examiner who teaches in the school’s Finance Department.  School of Management Professor James Post, an expert on corporate governance and business ethics. […]