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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Social Insecurity

2:10 PM

It's been a while, I know, I know.

I've watched this social security debate unfolding with a general sense of "so what?" It's a sign of the times. In an atmosphere cultured by spin-doctors, little factual information trickles down to us. Unless you are obsessive or bored you're not likely to find much out without spending hours researching the various strands of information available in libraries, the internet, and through Freedom of Information requests.

So, it was a nice surprise to find an intelligible piece in Slate by a man I studied under (briefly) at the University of Rochester before I decided economics wasn't for me. In this piece, Steven Landsburg makes a couple of good points that seperate the wheat from the chaff.

Here's the article.

Please note my fondness for the simplicity in this article is guarded. I agree with Landsburg's point that encouraging a savings-oriented atmosphere is necessary. I would like to extend that: I think the reduction of deficits and the prudent use of funds along with other cautious finanical plans will ensure an increase in available resources for the future. Read the article, though, as well as the posts, which I found necessary to draw out a far more defined position on the issue.


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