Social Security

The Financial Impact of Natural Disasters: Beyond Disaster Aid

 Recent wildfires in California and catastrophic flooding in Louisiana have drawn public attention to natural disasters across the United States....

A Better Old Age: How Income Can Improve Later-Life Mental Health

Researchers show that an increase in Social Security income can significantly improve the elderly’s cognitive functions.

Late Retirement Bonus: How the Government can Incentivize Working Longer

A new study finds that individuals increase the age in which they intend to claim Social Security benefits when they are offered lump sums instead of and equal to their future benefit increases.

Focus on Finance: A Great Incubator in Memphis

Memphis Finance Director Brian Collins explains how his city’s problems are being met with innovative solutions from the public and private sectors.

Fiscal Cliff Imminent: Where We’re Heading

Bob Greenstein talks about tax policy, the recession, and what to expect from the fiscal cliff

Increased Income Inequality Occupies Recent CBO Report

Increased Income Inequality Occupies Recent CBO Report

In a well-timed recent report, the Congressional Budgets Office (CBO) provides a series of statistics that largely reinforce the concerns being raised in the Occupy Wall Street protests.