January 9, 2013

Robots Will Help Solve the Entitlements Crisis

Holman Jenkins, Wall Street Journal

In 1999, a golfer named Payne Stewart and crew were rendered unconscious by a loss of cabin pressure and their private jet crashed when it ran out of fuel. What does this have to do with the fiscal cliff? Read on.

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TAGGED: Drones, Entitlements


October 24, 2013
A Deal on Social Security
Jim Kessler & Gabe Horwitz, Third Way
Starting this year, seniors new to Social Security can expect to be pickpocketed. While Congress was fighting over default, the Congressional Budget Office quietly moved up its projected date for Social Security insolvency to... more ››
October 25, 2013
Entitlement Reform for Revenue: A Fair Trade
Kent Conrad, Wash Post
The Post’s Oct. 20 editorial on the budget challenge [“A fiscal quid pro quo”] made important points but was way off-base on the issue of revenue. It suggested that a fair trade would be reductions to the... more ››
October 23, 2013
On Budget Reform, Don't Forget Tax Subsidies
Howard Gleckman, TaxVox
Yesterday, Washington Post columnist Bob Samuelson urged lawmakers to “just eliminate…the whole notion of entitlements.”  His provocative argument: The very word... more ››
October 21, 2013
The Entitlement Hang-Up
Robert Samuelson, Washington Post
Let's drop the whole notion of "entitlement." Just eliminate it. Politicians, pundits and academics who talk about entitlements would then have to name the actual programs and argue their merits and demerits. This would encourage... more ››
October 19, 2013
Entitlements Rob Young People and They Know It
James Freeman, WSJ
Stan Druckenmiller makes an unlikely class warrior. He's a member of the 1%—make that the 0.001%—one of the most successful money managers of all time, and 60 years old to boot. But lately he has been touring college campuses... more ››