The Resource The coming generational storm : what you need to know about America's economic future, Laurence J. Kotlikoff and Scott Burns

The coming generational storm : what you need to know about America's economic future, Laurence J. Kotlikoff and Scott Burns

Label
The coming generational storm : what you need to know about America's economic future
Title
The coming generational storm
Title remainder
what you need to know about America's economic future
Statement of responsibility
Laurence J. Kotlikoff and Scott Burns
Title variation
America's economic future
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This paperback edition of The Coming Generational Storm has been revised and updated and includes a new foreword by the authors. In 2030, as 77 million baby boomers hobble into old age, walkers will outnumber strollers; there will be twice as many retirees as there are today but only 18 percent more workers. How will Social Security and Medicare function with fewer working taxpayers to support these programs? According to Laurence Kotlikoff and Scott Burns, if our government continues on the course it has set, we'll see skyrocketing tax rates, drastically lower retirement and health benefits, high inflation, a rapidly depreciating dollar, unemployment, and political instability. The government has lost its compass, say Kotlikoff and Burns, and the Bush administration's spending and tax policies have charted a course straight into the coming generational storm. Kotlikoff and Burns take us on a guided tour of our generational imbalance: There's the "fiscal child abuse" that will double the taxes paid by the next generation. There's also the "deficit delusion" of the under-reported national debt. And none of this, they say, will be solved by any of the popularly touted remedies: cutting taxes, technological progress, immigration, foreign investment, or the elimination of wasteful government spending. Kotlikoff and Burns propose bold new policies, including meaningful reforms of Social Security and Medicare, that are simple, straightforward, and geared to attract support from both political parties
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
332.024/00973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB3505
LC item number
.K68 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The coming generational storm : what you need to know about America's economic future, Laurence J. Kotlikoff and Scott Burns
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-260) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From strollers to walkers -- Truth is worse than fiction -- Driving in LA with a map of New York -- Popular tonics, snake oils, and other easy fixes -- Going critical -- Changing course -- Grab your life jacket -- Securing your future
Control code
ocm55202465
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 274 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262277518
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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.b24268513
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)55202465
  • pebcs0262277514

Library Locations

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