Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Upcoming event: “How America supports retirement: Correcting myths about taxes and Social Security.”

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

How America supports retirement: Correcting myths about taxes and Social Security

Book Forum

AEI, Twelfth Floor
1150 Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Government policy supports retirement preparedness primarily through two mechanisms: Social Security, a mandatory contributory pension for all workers, and tax deferral, which provides incentives for voluntary retirement plans. The combined effect is poorly understood — and subject to widespread myths, including that the current “upside-down” system primarily benefits the wealthy.

Please join AEI as economist Peter Brady presents new research challenging this misconception. In his new book, “How America Supports Retirement: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Who Benefits,” he demonstrates that the full system is indeed progressive and warns that tax proposals to limit or fundamentally change tax deferral would make the code less fair. An expert panel will then discuss the myths and facts surrounding America’s retirement system, the power of today’s policies, and the risks of misinformed proposals.


12:00 PM
Registration and lunch

12:30 PM
Introductory remarks:
Andrew G. Biggs, AEI

12:35 PM
Pete Brady, Investment Company Institute

1:00 PM
Panel discussion

Bill Gale, Brookings Institution
Alan D. Viard, AEI

Andrew G. Biggs, AEI

1:40 PM

2:00 PM

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