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For reporting on misleading statements and lies about Social Security in the media and by politicians and officials, visit our blog the Social Security Monitor.

Reports

The Social Security Benefits of Sitting Senators in 2015

January 2015, Alan Barber and Dean Baker

Who Would Pay More if the Social Security Payroll Tax Cap Were Raised or Scrapped?

January 2015, Nicole Woo, Cherrie Bucknor, and John Schmitt

The Wealth of Households: An Analysis of the 2013 Survey of Consumer Finances

November 2014, David Rosnick and Dean Baker

Scrapping the Social Security Payroll Tax Cap: Who Would Pay More?

April 2014, Nicole Woo, Janelle Jones, and John Schmitt

Has Education Paid Off for Black Workers?

June 2013, Janelle Jones and John Schmitt

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Blogs

Private Equity at Work: PE Facing Up to Possibility of Lower Returns Going Forward

Government Spending on the Forbes 400 Compared with Government Spending on Kids

The Big Tax Increase Nobody Noticed

How Old Will Social Security Be When the Rich Pay the Same Rate as the Rest of Us?

What's 35 Grand to Marco Rubio? Apparently Not Much

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Op-Eds & Columns

A Social Security Payroll Tax Freedom Day for the 1 Percent

Nicole Woo
The Hill, February 10, 2015

The Federal Reserve Board and Social Security Disability

Dean Baker
Truthout, January 26, 2015

Congress Starts the New Year Off by Kicking the Disabled

Dean Baker
Huffington Post, January 7, 2015

Private Equity is Coming for Your Nest Egg

Eileen Appelbaum
The Hill, November 14, 2014

Fed Data Show Bleak Picture for Those Nearing Retirement

Dean Baker
Fortune, November 10, 2014

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Events

Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans Convention

Rising Inequality and Its Impact on Social Security

Rethinking the Economics of Pensions II

The Role of Social Security, Defined Benefits, and Private Retirement Accounts in the Face of the Retirement Crisis

National Council on Teacher Retirement 13th Annual Trustee Workshop

The Safety Net, Sequestration and Austerity Politics

Cost-of-Living Adjustments and Federal Benefits: Understanding the Full Implications of Change

The Future of Economic Security: Work and Social Insurance

The Future of Social Security with Dean Baker

Return Assumptions on New Mexico Pension Plans

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Press Releases

Household Wealth Falls Considerably for Majority of Americans

November 6, 2014

Statement on the Report of the Society of Actuaries Blue Ribbon Panel on Pension Funding

March 4, 2014

Five Policies That Could Improve Job Quality in the United States

April 26, 2013

Dean Baker Statement on the Chained CPI and the President's Budget

 April 5, 2013

Statement on the Financial Transaction Tax and Harkin-Defazio Bill

February 28, 2013

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CEPR Economics Seminar Series:
Basic Economics for Policy Analysis and Self Defense
Audio and video files of ten CEPR lectures on economic issues

Social Security

Social Social: The Phony Crisis
by Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot
(2001)

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