Saving Social Security

Panelists talked about the future of social security. They discussed Saving Social Security: A Balanced Approach, co-authored by… read more

Panelists talked about the future of social security. They discussed Saving Social Security: A Balanced Approach, co-authored by Mr. Diamond and Mr. Orszag and published by the Brookings Institution. In the book, the authors present a plan to save social security through a combination of tax increases and benefit cuts. They identify increasing life expectancy, income inequality, and legacy debt as the primary causes of the long-term social security deficit. The authors presented the main points of their book, which were subsequently debated by the panel. Following the discussion, panelists responded to questions from the audience. Mr. Hassett moderated the panel. close

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  • Diamond, Peter A. Professor Massachusetts Institute of Technology->Economics Department
  • Engen, Eric Resident Scholar American Enterprise Institute
  • Hassett, Kevin A. Senior Fellow and Director American Enterprise Institute->Economic Policy Studies
  • MacGuineas, Maya Executive Director Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
  • Orszag, Peter R. Senior Fellow Brookings Institution->Economic Studies
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Saving Social Security

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Program ID:
180310-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 30, 2004
Last Aired:
Feb 6, 2004

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  • Jan 30, 2004 | 10:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 30, 2004 | 2:48pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 31, 2004 | 5:19am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 02, 2004 | 6:20pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 06, 2004 | 4:47pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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