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California Supreme Court Justices Could Make or Break Pension Reform

The outcome of the case will reverberate far and wide.

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Privatized Pensions No Cure-All

Protesters hit the streets in Chile again last week, urging their government to scrap the pay-as-you-go program that has in the past been held up as a model for the rest of the world.

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Report Urges Sensible Steps for Dallas Pension Reform

The usual suspects are against it, preferring the magic unicorn solution instead.

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Pennsylvania Legislature Fails To Pass Pension Reform… Again

Kicking the can down the road is turning into a hobby for PA lawmakers.

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Another Way Pension Liabilities Are Mismeasured

America’s ballooning public pension crisis may be worse than we think.

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California Pension Fund Threatens to Renege on its Promises for the First Time

The pension Ponzi scheme has run its course for a tiny California town.

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Detroit Meltdown: Appeals Court Rejects Pensioners’ Challenge

Public union leaders, take note.

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Desperate Pension Funds Mull Buyouts

Buyouts will almost certainly be part of the ultimate solution to America’s pension crisis, but they are far from some kind of silver bullet.

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Sleight-of-Hand in Sacramento

How California pension officials distort the size of liabilities at taxpayers’ expense.

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Why Don’t Teachers Make More Money?

If pensions had been properly managed, most of the “teacher pay penalty” could be wiped out overnight.

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Tribalism on one side strengthens tribalism on the other.

A Setback?

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party suffered a defeat at the polls on Sunday. But the country’s next parliamentary could come sooner than most expect, offering the populists another chance.

Europe's Mess

A “No” vote many thought would strike a serious blow against the EU may have been more of a stay of execution. But that does not mean any of Europe’s underlying problems have gone away.

Budget Battles

Many of the nation’s top military brass have Putin on their minds when looking at the 2018 defense budget.

democracy and its discontents

The outcome of the election made the public more supportive of America’s idiosyncratic election system overall.


Yet more proof that the only way to assure good treatment for refugees is to do everything to prevent their displacement in the first place.

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