Public Pensions: "Tremendous Risk"?

How much riskier are public pensions for taxpayers and government budgets these days? According to a Wall Street Journal opinion piece by American Enterprise Institute scholar Andrew G. Biggs, public pensions pose about a 10 times greater risk than they did in 1975. How much riskier are public pensions for taxpayers and government budgets these […]

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The Pension Debate Continues

Steve Kreisberg, a union representative for AFSCME, and Andrew G. Biggs, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, discuss public pension issues on “Newshour” in relation to the Detroit bankruptcy and Illinois vote to cut pension benefits. Public pensions are contractual obligations to pay employees retirement benefits as partial compensation for their work. Biggs says […]

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