Social Security: Is It “A Crisis That Doesn’t Exist”?
Join the conversation on Twitter using #CatoEvents. Follow @CatoEvents on Twitter to get future event updates, live streams, and videos from the Cato Institute. If you have questions or need assistance registering for the event, please email our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will the Social Security crisis ever arrive? Some observers argue that Social Security’s projected insolvency is simply the result of pessimistic economic assumptions by the program’s trustees. Would faster economic growth save Social Security? Today’s roaring economy causes many people to question the need for Social Security reform, but could ignoring the problem when times are good make it even worse once the Baby Boomers retire? Four Social Security experts discuss the future of the nation’s public pension program.
Read the event transcript (PDF, 64 pp, 116 kb)