Top Ten Myths of Social Security Reform

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Jeffrey R. Brown

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); University of Illinois College of Law; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA); University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Economics

Kevin A. Hassett

American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

Kent A. Smetters

University of Pennsylvania - Business & Public Policy Department; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: October 2005

Abstract

This paper critically examines ten leading myths that have gained currency in the debate about reforming the U.S. Social Security system, including myths that have been propagated by both proponents and opponents of including personal accounts as part of any reform package.

Suggested Citation

Brown, Jeffrey R. and Hassett, Kevin A. and Smetters, Kent, Top Ten Myths of Social Security Reform (October 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1150180 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1150180

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