Monday, March 19, 2012

March 20 event: Radical Reforms for Social Security

For anyone interested:

Radical Reforms for Social Security

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

AEI, Twelfth Floor
1150 Seventeenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036
(Two blocks from Farragut North Metro)

Discussion of U.S. Social Security reform has often centered on incremental changes, such as increasing the payroll tax rate, raising the retirement age or reducing the growth of benefits for high earners. Incremental reforms would maintain the basic structure of the program, which has remained more or less unchanged since the 1930s. This event will examine more radical reforms that — while aiming to accomplish the same goals as the current Social Security program — would do so through fundamentally different structures. Andrew Biggs will discuss a reform plan he put together as part of a 2011 report for the Peter G. Peterson Foundation; Peter Ferrara will talk about the plan he assembled for Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign; and John Goodman will present his views on the potential for individuals to opt out of Social Security.

PETER FERRARA, Heartland Institute
JOHN GOODMAN, National Center for Policy Analysis

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