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The predictable surprise : the unraveling of the U.S. retirement system

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The predictable surprise : the unraveling of the U.S. retirement system
Title
The predictable surprise
Title remainder
the unraveling of the U.S. retirement system
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Social Security is in jeopardy, private pension systems have fallen apart, and workers are trying to save on their own for retirement with the stock market in the worst shape since the Great Depression. In The Predictable Surprise, Sylvester J. Schieber shows that forewarnings of the coming retirement crisis have been apparent for decades, but we have never mustered the political will to address the problem. This book explains how we have gotten into the retirement predicament and where we can go from here. Schieber, a renowned authority on this topic, provides a compact, insightful history of
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Schieber, Sylvester J
Dewey number
  • 331.25/20973
  • 331.2520973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD7125 .S327 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Social security
  • Old age pensions
  • Retirement income
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Old age pensions
  • Retirement income
  • Social security
  • United States
Label
The predictable surprise : the unraveling of the U.S. retirement system
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Preface and Acknowledgments; PART I. Foundations and Fault Lines; 1. Retirement USA; 2. Early Motivations behind the Pension Movement; PART II. Social Security: The Dream and Reality; 3. Development and Passage of the Social Security Act; 4. Early Concerns Prove Nagging and Persistent; 5. Moving to Pay-as-You-Go Financing; 6. A Deal Too Good to Last; 7. Operations under Pay-as-You-Go Financing; 8. Crisis and Reactions: Conflict, Consensus and Surprise; 9. Sorting Out the Trust Fund Semantics and Realities
  • 10. Policy Stalemate at the Demographic Divide11. Understanding Social Security in Modern Times; PART III. Employer-Based Pension Provision; 12. Employer Pensions Taking Root; 13. Growing Pains for Private Retirement Plans; 14. ERISA. The Transition to a New Regulatory Regime; 15. The 1980s: A Decade of Regulatory Schizophrenia; 16. Good Intentions Gone Awry; 17. Some Good News ... or Not; 18. The Unfolding of a Predictable Defined Benefit Surprise; 19. And Then, a Predictable Defined Contribution Surprise; 20. Public Pensions: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • PART IV. Delivering Benefits and Providing Retirement Security21. Retirement Income Security and Workers' Residuals; 22. End Game: A Gold Watch, Pat on the Back, and More; 23. We've Killed the Goose, Let's Gild the Eggs; 24. Tax Benefits and Benefit Taxes; 25. Retiree Health Benefits. Misfortune or Malpractice; PART V. Truth and Consequences; 26. The Fellow Behind the Tree; 27. Securing the Social Security Foundation; 28. Securing Tax-Favored Benefits and Living Standards; 29. Remembering the Future; Glossary; Notes; Index
Control code
772845058
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (477 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199890965
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)772845058
Label
The predictable surprise : the unraveling of the U.S. retirement system
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Preface and Acknowledgments; PART I. Foundations and Fault Lines; 1. Retirement USA; 2. Early Motivations behind the Pension Movement; PART II. Social Security: The Dream and Reality; 3. Development and Passage of the Social Security Act; 4. Early Concerns Prove Nagging and Persistent; 5. Moving to Pay-as-You-Go Financing; 6. A Deal Too Good to Last; 7. Operations under Pay-as-You-Go Financing; 8. Crisis and Reactions: Conflict, Consensus and Surprise; 9. Sorting Out the Trust Fund Semantics and Realities
  • 10. Policy Stalemate at the Demographic Divide11. Understanding Social Security in Modern Times; PART III. Employer-Based Pension Provision; 12. Employer Pensions Taking Root; 13. Growing Pains for Private Retirement Plans; 14. ERISA. The Transition to a New Regulatory Regime; 15. The 1980s: A Decade of Regulatory Schizophrenia; 16. Good Intentions Gone Awry; 17. Some Good News ... or Not; 18. The Unfolding of a Predictable Defined Benefit Surprise; 19. And Then, a Predictable Defined Contribution Surprise; 20. Public Pensions: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • PART IV. Delivering Benefits and Providing Retirement Security21. Retirement Income Security and Workers' Residuals; 22. End Game: A Gold Watch, Pat on the Back, and More; 23. We've Killed the Goose, Let's Gild the Eggs; 24. Tax Benefits and Benefit Taxes; 25. Retiree Health Benefits. Misfortune or Malpractice; PART V. Truth and Consequences; 26. The Fellow Behind the Tree; 27. Securing the Social Security Foundation; 28. Securing Tax-Favored Benefits and Living Standards; 29. Remembering the Future; Glossary; Notes; Index
Control code
772845058
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (477 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199890965
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)772845058

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