Thursday, June 14, 2018

Commentary on the 2018 Social Security Trustees Report

On June 5 the Social Security Trustees released their 2018 report on the program’s finances. Not much change: the 75-year actuarial deficit increased by a minute amount to 2.84% of wages while the date of the trust fund’s projected insolvency remained steady at 2034.

Following are some articles commenting or providing insight onto the Trustees Report.

The Trustees summary of their report.

  • A letter from the two former public trustees, Chuck Blahous and Robert Reischauer.
  • Marc Goldwein: As Demagogues Squawk, Clock is Ticking on Social Security.
  • Video of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget’s event on the Trustees Report.
  • Elizabeth Bauer: Who's Afraid Of The Big, Bad Old Age Dependency Ratio? and Against Social Security Anti-Chicken-Little-ism (On The Social Security Trustees' Report)
  • Andrew Biggs: Social Security Reform, Back Where We Started.
  • Alicia Munnell: Social Security’s Financial Outlook: The 2018 Update in Perspective.
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